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"Your fool deniiiies fear. A maRINE is unafraid to admit fear. Your fool scoffs at danger. Your fool ignorrrres danger. In the face of danger, a... MARINE... IGNORES... NOTHING."
―Sergeant Bradshaw[src]

Sergeant Bradshaw was Michael Corleone's drill instructor.


A tough, battle hardened veteran, Sergeant Bradshaw instructed Michael Corleone, among many others, before their shipment to the Pacific, often making them march eight hours in knee deep sand. Despite his hards-as-nails approach, the men were known to have had great respect for him, some unashamedly weeping as he gave his farewell speech.