MICHAEL F. BRADLEY, MAJ, USMC

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Michael Bradley '79

Date of birth: 1956

Date of death: September 8, 1993

Age: 37

Lucky Bag

From the 1979 Lucky Bag:


Loss

From UPI on Sept. 9, 1993:

SAN DIEGO -- The Marine Corps Thursday identified two men killed when their helicopter crashed at an airfield.

The Corps said Maj. Michael F. Bradley, 37, of Greensburg, Pa., and Navy Lt. Cmdr. Dale W. Phillips, 34, a flight surgeon from Pell City, Ala., were killed Wednesday when the rotor of their Cobra gunship apparently broke in flight and the craft plunged onto the tarmac at Montgomery Airfield.

The date of the accident was September 8, 1993. Mike was a member of MAG-46 Detachment A.

He is interred at the Naval Academy Cemetery.

Remembrances

From an email on February 22, 2018:

Mike had a wonderful sense of humor, he could be silly and was playful, he made me laugh often. He was genuine, honest, and had integrity. I met Mike in early 1980. He was a student in the USMC, and wanted to fly cobras. I believe Mike was selected for jets, but didn't want to fly jets. We lived at the same apartment complex here in Pensacola and we dated right up to the time he left for San Diego. I only heard from Mike one time after he left. The last time I saw Mike was in 1986 here in Pensacola. I was visiting and had a chance to see him. Denise Schweich


Class of 1979

Michael is one of 15 members of the Class of 1979 in Memorial Hall.