Richard Bradley


Age: 71

Lives: Stewartstown, Pa

From: Middlebury, Vt.

Educated at: Two years of college at York College.

Family: I am the oldest of seven siblings, two have passed away. I have two sons and one daughter, also two grand kids.

Job: I spent 22 years in the Marine Corps, retired in 1987 and moved to Shrewsbury.

Volunteer involvement: Adams County and Hanover Area coordinator for Marine Corps League Toys for Tots

Job’s reward: The greatest reward that I received from all of my jobs was the great people that I managed. Without their hard work, I would never had been a good manager.

Very first job was: My very first job was working on a farm from the age of 10 to 17. I went into the Marines when I was 17 1/2.

Favorite food: I love Mexican and seafood.

Pets: I have always had a dog and now I have a dog and cat.

Hobbies: My hobbies are building puzzles, knitting and fishing.

Pet peeves: My greatest pet peeve is when managers treat their employees badly. My motto has always been that I am only as good as the people who work for me. They always help me to succeed and be a good manager. Always treat your employees well and care about them.

Collects: Right now I am collecting toys for the needy children in Adams County and Hanover. We always have a need for toys in the age group 11 to 14 and infant to 2 years old. I feel like Santa during the holiday season.

Best friend: My girlfriend, Sue Leppert.

Would like to have witnessed what event in history? I think I would have liked to witness the Civil War.

Event that changed your life: When I truly found God. I am always willing and ready for him to receive me. Being a Marine changed my life because it gave a real purpose and structure to live by.

Your scariest moment: When I almost drowned in Okinawa.

Trait inherited from parents: I inherited a good work ethic from my parents. They always worked hard to give us a modest life and that family was so important

Piece of advice that you live by: I try to treat people the way I would want to be treated. I live right now to be debt free and not to leave any burden on my kids

Favorite reading/author: Favorite author is Louis Lamour. I have read over 80 of his books.

Favorite spot on earth: I would love to go to Ireland and Alaska. I love the outdoors.

Website you visit most: I visit my AOL account daily to check my mail.

One bad habit: Not being patient enough and smoking.

Items on your bucket list: Out of debt, which I will achieve this year. Making sure every child in Adams County and Hanover has a great Christmas.

Five minutes with: I would like to be remembers as a man who loved and cared for his county. Also that I help to make a better life for the less fortunate

What skill or lesson would you like to learn? I would love to learn how to play golf but I know I could not do well at it.

What would make this world a better place? I think the world would be a better place if everyone would treat each other better and that the government would work together to help the people.

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