Camino aficionado Dr. Bradley Harper served over 37 years in the Army, first as an Airborne Infantry Platoon Leader, and culminating as the Deputy Assistant Surgeon General for the US Army in the Pentagon.
While serving as the Command Surgeon for US Army South he spent time in Colombia overseeing a joint training course with the Colombian Army, and had a $1.5 million bounty on his head (alive) for anyone who could deliver him to the FARC.
Fluent in Spanish, he speaks four other languages other than English and for the past five years since retirement has volunteered in Galicia to assist pilgrims making their way to Santiago de Compostela.
He had the unique experience of serving as the acting commander of the US Army Hospital in Heidelberg, Germany, on the fiftieth anniversary of GEN Patton’s death there and presided over the commemoration ceremony involving both US military and German local dignitaries.
He has worked as a professional Santa Claus for the past five years.