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Recuperating Marine gets a helping hand for the holidays

December 14, 2013

Marine Lance Corporal Charles Bradley, his wife Sara, and their four children are pictured in a recent family photo.

PAWTUCKET — Marine Lance Corporal Charles Bradley joined the military with the best of intentions and served in Iraq as a helicopter mechanic. Yet, when he was honorably discharged five years later, he was a nervous and depressed single father who found himself suddenly unemployable.

In 2007, Bradley eventually found love again, marrying and presiding over a family of four. Yet, problems with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other mental health issues have dogged him since, and contributed to the family’s financial struggles.

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