In Memory of 1st Lt Bradley J. Sutter lost to Agent Orange 2010.
Brad served from August 1965 till Feburary 1969. He was a 1st Lt X.O./Connander B-36 Mobile Strike Force, 5th Special Forces Group Airborne, Long Hai-Ill Corps- Republic of Vietnam. 1968-1969.
He was awarded a Purple Heart, but I don’t know when because he did not talk about Vietnam.
Brad suffered from bone cancer in the leg where he was shot. In 2001 he was diagnosed with a tumor the size of a potato inside his heart. Open heart surgery was successful. Late in September 2009 Brad was diagnosed with state 4 lung cancer and died 6 months later. Brad passed away March 15, 2010. “Beware of the Ides of March.”
Brad is buried at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill.
Brad has a daughter from his first marriage and we have 4 sons. Son #2 is currently an Army medic stationed at Fort Lewis, Wa. Son #3 is in the Army Reserves and just got back from AIT at Fort Bragg, NC. It seems his sons are truly following in his foot steps.
Brad was a loving husband and a great father. Our sons were (and still are) in Cub and Boy Scouts. Brad was their leader and active member of their Scout group. Son #3 became an Eagle Scout to honor a promise he made to his dad. Our youngest son is on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout.