Chairman of the Friends of Vietnam Veterans Plaza
1945 to 2016
We bid farewell to Harry Bridgwood, a most remarkable man who dedicated himself to bringing honor, respect and assistance to veterans of every era.
Harry served his country as a USMC Vietnam Era veteran, and afterwards served the people of New York City in law enforcement for 29 years with the NYPD, 24 years as a Detective, 17 years of which dedicated to investigating homicides.
Subsequently, during his tenure as Executive Vice President of the New Water Street Corp. at 55 Water Street, he managed one of the largest commercial buildings in NYC. He was one of the founding Board Members of Friends Of Vietnam Veterans Plaza NYC. The memorial plaza was adjacent to 55 Water Street, and he led the charge in raising funds in support of maintaining and the refurbishment of this solemn memorial.
His devotion to this memorial and the 1,741 New York City residents who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam was equaled only by his dedication to supporting our post-9/11 wounded veterans as a Board Member of Hope For The Warriors.
The veteran’s community has lost a perennial and exceptionally dedicated supporter. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Harry and his lovely wife, his son, and extended family.
May GOD bless this gentleman and patriot.