Body of missing KBR truck driver found near Baghdad

| 1/7/2005

Discovery of the remains of a KBR truck driver from Texas has dashed the hopes of his family that he would come home from Iraq alive. Truck driver William “Bill” Bradley, 50, of Galveston, had been missing nearly nine months.

He was a driver for a KBR fuel convoy and went missing when his convoy was ambushed by insurgents near Baghdad on April 9. Halliburton spokesperson Wendy Hall confirmed Jan. 6 that Bradley’s body was found near Baghdad earlier this week.

According to Hall’s statement, Bradley drove trucks all over the United States and his desire to see more of the world sent him to Iraq. His family said he was a free spirit who loved adventure, new experiences and motorcycles. Bradley is survived by his son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter.

“Bill was performing an historic and noble job and his work as a truck driver was an integral part of the reconstruction efforts in Iraq,” Hall stated in KBR’s tribute to Bradley. “The dedicated efforts of people such as Bill ensure that much needed supplies and equipment are delivered where they need to be. Bill paid the ultimate price while helping his country and the Iraqi people.”

The April 9 attack remains the deadliest day for Halliburton employees in the Kuwait/Iraq region. Hall said KBR does not have any additional details on Bradley’s missing co-worker, Tim Bell.

To date, KBR has lost 60 employees while performing services under contract in the Iraq/Kuwait region.