Flight 349 survivor to host memorial
The tentative list of speakers includes Frank McCue, the doctor-in-training who wrenched the injured man's hip back in place, Ann Mallek, the supervisor of the district where the plane went down, and the Reverend Jewell-Ann Parton who may talk about salvation amid horrific circumstances.
Ten years ago, Bradley, now 83 and living in Monroe, North Carolina, honored his flight-mates who died on October 30, 1959 by creating a granite memorial in Albemarle's Mint Springs Valley Park. At 10am Halloween Saturday, he'll return to hold another ceremony to commemorate the disaster's 50th anniversary.
In other commemoration activity, Bradley will be the 5pm phone-in guest on the WINA AM 1070 radio program hosted by Coy Barefoot on Wednesday, October 14.
–Bradley photo by Jen Fariello