“What Doug Bradley has done for the past decade-plus is use music as a way to bring together a population that can so easily be pulled apart,” contends Jeff Kollath, executive director of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music in Memphis. Adds former U. S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, “Doug Bradley takes us into coveys of shared national interest and public memory in very real, and very human, ways.”
Bradley, who lives in Madison, Wisconsin, was drafted into the U. S. Army in March 1970 and served as an information specialist (journalist) at the Army Hometown News Center in Kansas City, Missouri, and U. S. Army Republic of Vietnam headquarters near Saigon. As a combat correspondent, he wrote for, and edited, The Army Reporter newspaper and Uptight magazine.
Since his discharge in late 1971, Doug has worked, written, taught, lectured, volunteered, blogged, and advocated on behalf of veterans and veteran-related issues.