Brad Davis visits VA hospital

As part of Brad's Brigade initiative, Davis visited VA medical center

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Photo Credit: 
Kris Berry / Houston Dynamo

Being a war veteran is hard. Veterans provide one of the most honorable
services to the United States but often end up ignored or not shown the proper respect. For Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis,
this is unacceptable.

Davis comes from a military
family. His grandparents, father, uncle, a cousin, and his best friend have all spent time in the
military. Since coming to Houston, Davis has made it his mission to bring as many military personnel as possible to Dynamo home games. Davis sponsors the Brad's Brigade initiative and last year invited fans to fans get involved in his campaign. This year, he is continuing that mission with the Dynamo’s
Military Appreciation Night on July 10.  But he knows that not everybody is able to come out to the
game.

Wednesday afternoon, Davis took time to
visit the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston to give patients
there a small sliver of the gratitude he thinks they deserve. He took a brief tour of the hospital,
then stopped by patients’ rooms and personally thanked them for the sacrifices
they have made for America.

Davis spent time in the Spinal Cord
Injury Unit and the clinic for soldiers returning from Operation Enduring
Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. After meeting the veterans, shaking their hands, and
thanking them, Brad presented them each with a Brad’s Brigade T-shirt.

“It’s a humbling experience," said Davis. "I just wanted to show some
appreciation. It’s
good to see some of the guys with some smiles on their faces. Hopefully it meant a lot to some of
them to get to know me. I know it
meant a lot to me, because I really
appreciate everything they’ve done.”

Davis and HoustonDynamo.com would like to thank the veterans who took the time to see him:

Leon
Toulson Sr.
Leroy
Webster
Jay
Brocato
Larry
Love
Russell
Robbins
J.
Poole

To find out more information on becoming part of Brad’s Brigade, log on to HoustonDynamo.com/BradsBrigade.