There was a dedication ceremony on Friday, November 20th, renaming the Post Office in Charlottesville, VA in honor of Cpl Bradley T. Arms. Run for the Fallen had the opportunity to run alongside Bradley’s father, Bob, when we ran through Charlottesville last summer. I still have the picture of Bradley Bob handed to me as he left.
Watch the news story.
Here are a few words remembering the life of Bradley; the excerpt comes from his site on In Remembrance.
“Bradley Thomas Arms was happy to take a break from his studies at the University of Georgia to serve in Iraq. “He didn’t say it was going to ruin his college experience. He said, ‘This is what I signed up for, and I’m excited to have a chance to do it,'” said Ronald Sykes, headmaster of the Christian high school Arms attended. “He was the finest kid you could ever love.” Arms, 20, of Charlottesville, Va. was killed Nov. 19, 2004 by small arms fire. He was in a Marine reserve unit headquartered in Baltimore. Bradley played lacrosse and soccer in high school and participated in church service projects with his mother and father.”