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March 27, 2012

Meet the Men of Bravo!–Lloyd Scudder

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Bravo! Marine Lloyd Scudder offers us some very sage advice.

When I enlisted, I was living in Oregon. My address was Portland, but I lived outside of there in the country, closer to a place called Scappoose, where I graduated.

I just turned 18 when I got to Vietnam. At Khe Sanh I was a grunt: did patrols, filled sandbags, and wrote letters home.

I am married and retired now. I fish, hunt and travel. I also volunteer at the county schools as a motivational speaker.

My speaking started when our son was a sixth grader. His class and sixth graders from other schools around here went to Outdoor School. There was a boy who was there in a wheelchair. It was being noticed not only by the high school counselors but also the teachers too, that nobody wanted to associate with him. The head teacher asked all the kids if anybody at their home was disabled and wouldn’t mind coming in to speak about this. I did, and have been speaking for over 20 years now.

Lloyd Scudder at his Bravo! interview

It used to be called Outdoor School, but now it is called Welcome to My World Outdoor School.

Lloyd’s sage advice:

  • Never quit; always keep trying; never give up.
  • Show empathy and be aware that those with disabilities have feelings too.
  • Remember, if something happens to you, what are you going to do?
  • Just because a person is disabled doesn’t mean he’s “disabled.”
  • Everybody has a disability.

    Lloyd Scudder also warbles some mean ’60s tunes at the Khe Sanh Veterans reunions.

    1. Greg and I love this wonderful guy…a role model for anyone! Watching him in action, playing basketball with wheelchair bound Wounded Warriors at the San Antonio Intrepid Center, giving them inspiration and a very good time of it,and…hearing him belt those tunes out on the stage at reunions…wow…is inspiring evidence of an all around hero to us, and so many!

      Comment by Connie Gibbons — March 27, 2012 @ 4:21 pm
    2. Hear hear. Couldn’t agree with you more.

      Comment by admin — March 27, 2012 @ 4:25 pm
    3. I’m trying to connect with anyone who remembers Private Earl Harris from Tennessee. He and I were best of friends in high school, and I am a Vietnam combat Marine, as well.

      Comment by Barry Hart — March 29, 2012 @ 5:26 pm
    4. lloyd left us this morning, you taught me about being a viet naqm veteran, by your personal stories, told with empathy and compassion. tears would still fill your eyes sharing your story, the men you served with, those you lost and coming home.i did not walk in your shoes, but it gave me insight as to how i can best serve our veterans, a genuine understanding.
      i am honored to call you a friend, i am grateful for our visit while you were in the hospital, asking about others and looking forward to veteran day at weed calif, “you and jimmy will be there”.
      he loved his wife, he loved his pals who have never forgotten.
      i will miss you, your stories, playing the blues and that wonderful smile.
      happy trails lloyd scudder

      Comment by Karen Dean — August 19, 2013 @ 1:14 pm
    5. Thank you, Karen, for sharing your wonderful and poignant memories of this man who stayed positive against all odds. We were honored to include him in this film where he will be remembered and celebrated for all time.

      Comment by admin — August 20, 2013 @ 11:04 am

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