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Bradleys, Lamia send aid to Afghanistan

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Lt. Gen. (ret.) John Bradley and his wife Jan are finding ways to help those in need in Afghanistan through a non-profit foundation the two launched in 2008.

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Since leaving the military, he and his wife have embarked on a new mission.

Lt. Gen. (ret.) John Bradley and his wife Jan are finding ways to help those in need in Afghanistan through a non-profit foundation the two launched in 2008.

At the end of a celebrated military career Bradley, a native of Lebanon and a 1963 graduate of Castle Heights Military Academy, created in partnership with his wife almost two years ago the Lamia Foundation in an effort to help the people of Afghanistan.

An example of the Bradleys efforts was seen this past Saturday when more than 60,000 pounds of humanitarian aid was loaded onto pallets at the 118th Airlift Wing Air National Guard Base at Berry Field in Nashville and flown to Afghanistan.

The Lamia Foundation was given its name when Bradley was visiting an area near Kabul and met a young girl by the name Lamia, who asked him for a pair of boots.

The foundation was formed to provide a sustainable means to collect and organize shipment of aid from various locations to Afghanistan, where it is distributed directly to those in need by U.S. and Coalition Forces. To date the program is responsible for collecting and distributing more than 200,000 pounds of supplies to the war-torn country.

Bradley, the son of the late Col. and Mary Anne Bradley, is retired from the U.S. Air Force. His father was a longtime headmaster at Castle Heights Military Academy, a principal organizer of Friendship Christian School, an elder at College Street (College Hills) Church of Christ, and a community leader.

Bradley served as Chief of the Air Force Reserve in his last assignment with the service before his retirement.

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