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Patrick Henry Brady

Military Person from United States of America

Patrick Henry Brady Major General Patrick Henry Brady, USA (born October 1, 1936) is a retired American Army officer. While serving as a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War, he received the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor. Brady attended O'Dea High School in Seattle, Washington, a strict, all-boys school run by the Congregation of Christian Brothers, where he was active in sports. While in college at Seattle University, he initially hated the compulsory ROTC program and was kicked out. Brady realized he would probably be drafted after graduation and reentered the ROTC to enter the service as an officer. After graduation he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army Medical Service Corps in 1959. In 1961 he served in Berlin (Germany) with the 279th Station Hospital. He graduated from the United States Army Aviation School at Fort Rucker, Alabama in 1963. During his first tour in Vietnam, then-Captain Brady served with the 57th Medical Detachment, where his commanding officer was the legendary Major Charles Kelly. After Kelly's death on July 1, 1964, Brady took command of the 57th Medical's Detachment A in Soc Trang. The following day, a Commander tossed the bullet  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
“Patrick Henry Brady”
Date of birth
1936-10-01
Place of birth
Philip
Nationality
United States of America

Education

Institution From To
Seattle University

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