Tom Bradford, Chula Vista Post 434, Department of California, is presented a star as the 2015 22nd District "Legionnaire of the Year."
The San Diego American Legion Family is very proud of Bradford, who is the epitome of the Blue Cap Legionnaire. Tom has no multiple past titles of offices held. He has not, over many years, aspired to anything greater in his post, other than to be of service where needed and having fun.
Bradford is always the first at his post to arrive, and the last to leave. Tirelessly working in all capacities to help his post get through the day.
Bradford has no expectations of gratitude or recognition. Never seeking the limelight. He just loves to be needed and wanted. Helping others and making his post a better place for all.
Bradford had no idea that of the almost 1,000 Post 434 members, his commander, Sherry Hill, submitted his name. Attending the Aug. 9 district meeting, Bradford was not aware of why he was requested to attend. The echoing sounds of a standing applause when he was announced, is still bouncing off the Rocky Mountains.
And Bradford, going back home that day, sported a grin from ear to ear, knowing, others thought of him that way.
Presenting his award is Chuck Camarato, San Diego Post 731 Junior Past Commander and the 22nd District's Leadership Chairman.