Army vet visits National Daughters of the American Revolution

Staff Report
Posted 4/27/22

Retired Sgt. First Class Brandon Lloyd, U.S. Army, recently spoke at the Bon Secour Chapter of the National Daughters of the American Revolution meeting at the Foley Library. Lloyd is a decorated …

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Army vet visits National Daughters of the American Revolution

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Retired Sgt. First Class Brandon Lloyd, U.S. Army, recently spoke at the Bon Secour Chapter of the National Daughters of the American Revolution meeting at the Foley Library. Lloyd is a decorated veteran who served for 18 years in the military as a scout sniper and a combat medic with the 101st Airborne and units in the Special Operations Command.

During his career, Lloyd trained and prepared hundreds of soldiers and then led them onto the field of battle. He spent over five years on combat deployment on battlefields across the world. He conducted sniper operations in Kosovo where he identified and marked critical targets for NATO aircraft during the bombing campaign. He participated in the Iraq invasion and was an instrumental part of a Special Operations Task Force during Operation Red Dawn, in which Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein was captured.

Lloyd was awarded two Purple Hearts and three Bronze Stars. Gov. Kay Ivey presented him with the Alabama Legislature Medal of Honor for courageous action during an ambush in Baghdad, Iraq. He is also an author and will publish a book in May. He said his passion and purpose now is to work to end suicide in the veteran population.

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