This beautiful well illustrated book is about and written by one of
our very own Armed Guards, Phil Bradley!
You can order this book by sending a check for only $15.00 to:
c/o Bradley Enterprises
PO Box 3219
Monroe, NC 28111
25 percent of the purchase price will go to the Navy Armed Guard
Veterans Association (National - not me) if you mention Armed Guard
when you place your order.
Now a little about Phil:
Phil enlisted in the Navy in May 1943, when he was 17 years old. He was
sent to the Great Lakes Naval Training Station for his boot training.
After that he was sent to Gulfport, Mississippi for additional gunnery
He was assigned to the Navy Armed Guard Center in Algiers, Louisiana and
they assigned him to a gun crew on the SS George E. Badger. He trained
himself as a Signalman and became one. He was responsible for all
signalman duties on the SS William Bevan and later transferred to the
M/S Shooting Star.
Phil made several trips to Murmansk, Russia and was also at Normandy.
Phil was the sole survivor of a commercial airline crash, Piedmont
Airlines Flight 349, which crashed into Bucks Elbow Mountain, just above
Crozet, Virginia. It happened October 30, 1959.
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