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VIDEO: Medal of Honor recipient visits Churchill

Churchill High School welcomed Medal of Honor recipient Major General Patrick Brady for a special leadership summit.

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Members of the JROTC from Churchill, Madison, MacArthur and Reagan high schools attended the presentation and were able to ask him questions about his service.

MG Brady was awarded the Medal of Honor for flying a UH-1 medevac helicopter on his second tour of duty in Vietnam. He volunteered to rescue injured Americans and South Vietnamese soldiers. Previous attempts were unsuccessful because of thick fog, but that didn't deter MG Brady. He made a total of four flights to rescue wounded soldiers.

He spoke to the JROTC cadets at Churchill about courage, faith, love and sacrifice.

MG Brady also presented the school with a box set titled "Medal of Honor, Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice." The set includes a book and a lecture series on character building through the lessons learned by those who have been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Texas A&M University-San Antonio’s Military Relations Department hosted both the assembly with Major General Patrick Brady, as well as four additional JROTC classes that day on the Character Development Program.     

Medal of Honor recipient speaks at Churchill

Major General Patrick Brady speaks to JROTC cadets about his service.

Medal of Honor recipient speaks at Churchill

Major General Brady presents Churchill Senior Army Instructor Richard L. "Monty" Gonzales with a lecture series on character building.

Posted on May 14, 2013