GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The Carolina Panthers continued their undefeated season Sunday in Charlotte, but this game had extra special meaning for 46 families in the Bank of America Stadium. The team played in honor of 46 service members that were killed in the line of duty while serving our country. One of those heroes was SSG Juantrea Bradley of Greenville.
We first introduced you to Trea’s family Friday, before they left for the game. Trea was represented by #55, Linebacker David Mayo. Bradley’s wife Ava and youngest son, Juantrea Junior, were at the game, which ended in another victory for the Panthers. Ava says her husband never claimed a team in the NFL until the Panther’s were established in 1995.
Each family was given a replica helmet with their hero’s initials on the back, signed by the player who represented them. TAPS, the group that facilitated the event with the Panthers, says this is the first time they worked with the franchise on this event and they are very impressed with the outreach they received during the project.