Doug Bradley is a Madison, Wisconsin-based Vietnam veteran who has written extensively about his Vietnam, and post-Vietnam, experiences. He also has more than 30 years of experience as a communications professional in higher education, principally with the University of Wisconsin.
A native of Philadelphia, PA, Doug earned his B. A. in English from Bethany College. He also holds a Masters in English from Washington State University.
Doug was drafted into the U. S. Army in March 1970 and served as an information specialist (journalist) at the Army Hometown News Center in Kansas City, Missouri, and U. S. Army Republic of Vietnam (USARV) headquarters near Saigon. Following his discharge and tenure in graduate school, Doug relocated to Madison where he helped establish Vets House, a storefront, community-based service center for Vietnam era veterans.
In addition to writing a blog for the Huffington Post, Doug is the author of DEROS Vietnam: Dispatches from the Air-Conditioned Jungle (Warriors Publishing Group, 2012) and co-author of We Gotta Get Out of This Place: Music and the Vietnam Experience with Dr. Craig Werner, UW-Madison Professor of Afro-American Studies. (Anticipated publication 2013). The two also co-teach a popular course at UW-Madison entitled "The Vietnam Era: Music, Media, and Mayhem."
Doug and his wife, Pam Shannon, a two-time Badger alum, are the parents of two adult children, both of whom are UW-Madison graduates.
Dr. Bradley teaches ILS 275, lecture 1, entitled: "The U.S. in Vietnam: Music, Media and Mayhem"