Pvt. First Class Bradley G. Hale, 20, of Montgomery died at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam on March 27, 2018.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 10, at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Montgomery. As a member of the armed forces, PFC Hale was laid to rest at Houston National Cemetery in Houston, following the service.
He was born April 23, 1997, in Houston to Rodney and Charla Hale.
PFC Hale attended Montgomery schools and graduated from Montgomery High School in June of 2015. He was a member of the honor roll and marching band, as well as the symphonic band, playing the bass clarinet for four years.
He was a member of the Interact Club, a volunteer group that provided services for the residents of Montgomery County through food drives and displaying flags for the veterans in the community.
In his spare time, PFC Hale enjoyed reading, listening to music and playing games.
During high school, he worked at Papa John’s Pizza in Montgomery for two years. After graduating, he worked at Hugh & Jeff’s Carwash & Grill in Dickinson, prior to pursuing his dream of enlisting in the U.S. Military.
PFC Hale enlisted in the Air Force in March 2016 and was a Barksdale Airman, from Barks-dale Air Force base in Louisiana. He was an electronic warfare journeyman assigned to the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. He was on temporary assignment at Andersen Air Force base in Guam. He served his country with pride and was excited about his future as an Airman in the U.S. Air Force.
PFC Hale is survived by his parents, Rodney and Amanda Hale of Montgomery; Charla Hale and Gary Martin of Dickinson; his brothers, Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicholas Hale of the U.S. Navy, Shane Hale of Dickinson; a sister, Erika Hale of Montgomery; his paternal grandparents, Ronny and Kathy Hale of League City, Mark and Rhonda Andricks of Caldwell, Bill and Bobbie Mercer of Atlas, Oklahoma, Billy and Clara Bland of Rockdale; a great-grandfather, Lester Bourgeois of Caldwell; his maternal grandparents, Eugene Hamann of Clear Lake, South Dakota, Lorna Hagen of Aurora, Colorado, Wanda Martin of League City; and a great-grandfather, Alvin Hamann of Clear Lake, South Dakota; also, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and fellow Airmen.