Bradley Hernandez

Veteran
Summer excavation 2017

Bradley has quite the international experience to share: born in USA but raised in Mexico, he served in the US army, and after completing his service, left the military with some PTSD. Then at 28, he enrolled at university to do archaeology, and spent part of his MA as an exchange student in France. “Hard work helps you out, that’s why I love archaeology”. But he missed the solidarity and unity of soldiering — something that is the same in veterans from different countries but civilians don’t always appreciate. That was one of the aspects he appreciated about the WU17 dig: “I haven’t felt so good since I left the army, and that was a long time ago. It was good to be working with a group of veterans”. Bradley has gone back to the US to finish his MA — and we wish him the best of luck!
Bradley in 2017