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Cpl. Brad D. Squires View/Sign Guest Book
Cpl. Brad D. Squires

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Age:   26
Hometown: Middleburg Heights, OH
Date of Death: 6/9/2005
Incident Location: Haqlaniyah, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Marines
Rank: Cpl.
Unit: 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division
Unit's Base: Akron, Ohio

Brad Squires had started racing cars and talked about becoming a firefighter someday. But on the day he died, he told his wife he had decided to re-enlist in the Marines when his tour ended in November. "Brad loved his Marine Corps and would jump at the chance to tell everyone about it," said his wife, Julie. Squires, 26, of Middleburg Heights, Ohio, was killed June 9 in an explosion in Haqlaniyah. The reservist was based in Akron, Ohio. Squires graduated from high school in 1997 and married his wife in December, shortly before he shipped out. His aunt, Donna Dirk, described him as "fun-loving, very family-oriented, really a nice kid." The Midwest Supermodified Association said Squires entered his first supermodified car race in 2004 and intended to continue his racing career.
Source: Associated Press
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