Veteran's History Project: Russell Brady
United States Army
1942 to 1945
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is one of many American Veteran accounts published in The Sidney Sun-Telegraph. The writer, who is from Sidney, is conducting the interviews as part of the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project.
From an early age, Russell Brady faced life challenges. His mother died of tuberculosis, his father was seriously injured in an accident, and he then lived in an orphanage. When America was attacked, he joined the U.S. Army.
Russell enlisted on Dec. 8, 1941. The armed services needed personnel badly. He sig...