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March 25, 2017
I had a bad night.
My, and my families heart, go out to you.
Peace be with you and yours.

I hung a personal flag on his sign tonight. I will remove it for another flag tomorrow.
I guess I jus wanted you to know he will never be forgotten.
February 11, 2017
Semper Fidelis, brother.
November 12, 2014
Semper Fidelis young man. I will see you on the other side and the first round is on me.Thank You for your sacrifice in the service of this great country of ours.
November 03, 2014
My son, Thomas, just joined the Navy -- stationed in Hawaii -- in Sept.of this year there was a Heroes and Remembrance display for all the fallen military men and women since 9/11 - roughly 7,000. He contacted my husband - Retired Ssgt Robert D. Conkey and asked if he knew anyone that my son could try to find in the memorial and Bob said he knew both Cpl. Squires and Cpl Boskovitch. My son lovingly as brothers in military searched through the rows of boots and found both boys. He laid a lei around each boot and took pictures. I have made a framed memorial for each of the boys' parents/family but do not know how to reach them, so I am reaching out here - don't know if anyone will read this, but I hope so before 11/11/14 Veterans' Day but any time is appreciated.... With love to two families that I have never met, I cannot know your loss, but as I type this I can only imagine as my only son is 24 and just deployed.... Semper Fi... My email address is: [email protected] if anyone can help my husband, Robert Conkey (he used to be at the Strongsville VF Post) or me, connect with these 2 families. My cell is 440-221-8100.
February 25, 2014
Thinking of you always. - Crazy Julie and family
February 26, 2013
February 25, 2013
Thinking of you!
Auntie Dawn
February 25, 2013
In Loving Memory
February 21, 2013
Happy BIRTHDAY Brad!!!
June 10, 2012
June 9, 2012
To the family and friends of Cpl. Brad D. Squires:
Always remembering Brad. "Some gave all."
February 21, 2012
Happy 33th Birthday Brad!
On February 21, 1979 a beautiful baby boy was born.
Not a day has gone by that we have not thought about you. Places we go and people we see, only brings back the fondest memories. We miss your laughter, smile, talks and everything about you. Know you are truly missed and we love you. Your love is part of our guide. Although we cannot see you in the physical, your spirit is always at our sides. I know your're singing your songs, smiling and looking down on us and keeping us safe.

Loving memories, 02/21/1979 -06/09/2005

Love and Prayers,

Mom, Chad, Sharon, Chad, Cassidy, Jodie, Mike and Alexis
February 18, 2012
Bless you Brad! Thanks for your service to our country and those who love you and in whose heart your memory and life lives on, May you live forever in glory in heaven!
October 04, 2011
Bless your heart Marine- your still remembered by our family- youve inspired me to join the Corps after college- Sleep well- continue your post at heavens gate with pride- thank you for my freedoms. Semper Fi.
June 12, 2011
We still miss you Brad and you will be honored forever. Love you !
June 09, 2011
To the family and friends of Cpl. Brad D. Squires:
Please accept my remembrance of Brad on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
May 29, 2011
Tomorrow is Memorial Day, a day where we will honor you and others that have served this country and protected our freedom. Thank you for service and your sacrifice. Thank you to your family for staying strong and keeping your name and memory alive. Thank you for the many years of laughter that you gave me and for the many, many memories that make me smile everytime I think of you!

Selfishly - What I wouldn't give to walk across the street tomorrow, to your sisters and see you sitting at the table on the deck enjoying a cookout with your family and friends that love and miss you so much!

Brad - not a day goes by that I don't think of you.....I wish I could introduce you to my kids... but instead I will make sure they grow up knowing that the blanket of freedom that they sleep under everynight was becasue of you and others that chose to protect us at any cost.

I think of you often & miss you always!

Happy Memorial Day!

Love and Miss you much!

March 11, 2011
God bless you, Brad and know that many loved ones are thinking of you often. May you have found eternal love and peace in Heaven.
February 22, 2011
Brad you so very missed by all your family and friends. Happy Birthday Brad. You will always be in our hearts. I know you and Denny are watching over all of us. Love you and Miss you.
Kathey Miller
February 21, 2011
Happy 32nd Birthday Brad! You are turly missed! Love and Prayers Mom
July 30, 2010
Brad, I am thinking of you today as it would have been my son Stevens 28th birthday. Hopefully you both are watching over us. I love & miss you both.
July 30, 2010
Semper Fidelis
June 09, 2010
To the family and friends of Cpl. Brad D. Squires:
Remembering Brad on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
June 09, 2010
Brad, today I light this candle in your memory. I wasn't able to make it to the Mass your mom had for you today, but know that you are in my heart not just today but always. You are so loved and missed by so many people. Your mom, brother, and sister are doing a wonderful job keeping your name and memory alive, you would be so proud of them. I can't believe that it has been 5 yrs. We all remember how you could light up a room just with your smile and laughter. Not to forget your jokes too... It's a rainy day today which makes the day a little harder to bear. Please know you are thought of not only today but everyday, my friend. Miss you so much!
March 17, 2010
missing you & your smile!
February 25, 2010
Thank you for your sacrifice. Know that we will always be grateful for men like Brad, citizen soldiers, who stand in the gap to protect us from those who would do us and our way of life harm.
Howard Harrison, MSgt, USAF Retired
January 04, 2010
Brad we were best friends when I was living in willamsburg court we constantly made each other laugh. I remember coming over in the morning and watching mtv untill we had to go to the bus stop. I lost touch with you slowly over time when I moved. I am sooo proud of the man you became and how you sacrificed for our country you'll never be forgotten. I still have the picture of me and you on halloween you dressed up like a punk skater lol and me a ninja. I still look at it and think of you.
October 24, 2009
I've never met you, but I've met your mom. Through her I know what a wonderful son and brother you were. You were truly Blessed to have them as they were to have you.
July 31, 2009
Brad.. we think of you everyday.. and i could feel you watching over us the last couple of days.. just know we miss you... your smile.. your laugh.. WE love you Brad...:)
July 08, 2009
June 19, 2009
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Sincerely and Respectfully,
June 17, 2009
Brad you are a true hero.Loved by many Grandma squires loved u dearly will always love u shes in heaven with you hope you two are together.We all love you even though family was split you were and always in our hearts.I remember when you came to pizza shop was so nice to see you all grown up!Brad you are truly missed!Love Aunt Janice and cousin Adam
June 10, 2009
To the family of Cpl. Brad D. Squires:
Brad gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
May 25, 2009
Thinking of you today as always.
May 25, 2009
Remembering you today, Brad.
May 13, 2009
hey lil cuz,your always in our prayers....kurt & keith squires
March 29, 2009

The Heavens Gates are awaiting your time on Guard Duty.
March 26, 2009
You're one of the greatest guys i've ever had the honor of knowing. I miss you Brad.
March 03, 2009
Thinking about you a lot today, Brad.
February 22, 2009
Think of you often... and forever.
February 21, 2009
Thinking of you today. You are forever in my thoughts and heart.
February 21, 2009
"I am a beauuuuuuuuuutiful man!"

Words constantly spoken by you (and yes you are)!
Happy Birthday Brad!
February 20, 2009
Happy 30th Birthday Brad!
On February 21, 1979 a beautiful baby boy was born.
Not a day has gone by that we have not thought about you. Places we go and people we see, only brings back the fondest memories. We miss your laughter, smile, talks and everything about you. Know you are truly missed and we love you. Your love is part of our guide. Although we cannot see you in the physical, your spirit is always at our sides. I know your're singing your songs, smiling and looking down on us and keeping us safe.

Loving memories, 02/21/1979 -06/09/2005

Love and Prayers,

Mom, Chad, Sharon, Chad, Cassidy, Jodie, Mike and Alexis
February 20, 2009
November 11, 2008
Happy Veterans Day, Brad.
God Bless you.
September 11, 2008
Thinking of you today and always. Thank you for being you!! You were always one who never put themselves first and to this day I will always be grateful. Wishing your family my thoughts and prayers today and always especially on this very hard day.
September 01, 2008
I am so sad to hear about Brad. We grew up with you guys and my brothers were George and Mike Salamalekis. We will truly miss him and he was a wonderful person. I was very young before we left Cleveland.So, I didn't spend to much time with him but, what i know he was great. I just wanted to say i'm sorry!
July 10, 2008
Very random to sign this even though I never met Brad. I met his mother yesterday at an event for the VA in Washington DC. She wrote down this site and I decided to take a peak. Your site is amazing and I am honored to have been asked to view it. Brad looks like an amazing man and I am sure he's touched a lot of lives over there in Ohio. My deepest thanks and respect to your beloved Brad and the family. My heart goes out to all of you.

I am sorry for your lose, but I can assure you, from meeting Brad's mother the other day, he is far from being forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. God bless.
June 09, 2008
Thinking of you today, and as every day passes. I miss you, but I know you're always with me. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Squires Family
June 09, 2008
Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.

The Wind on The Downs

“I like to think of you as brown and tall,
As strong and living as you used to be,
In khaki tunic, Sam Brown belt and all,
And standing there and laughing down at me.
Because they tell me, dear, that you are dead,
Because I can no longer see your face,
You have not died, it is not true, instead
You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe;
I hear you laughing as you used to do,
Yet loving all the things I think of you;
And knowing you are happy, should I grieve?
You follow and are watchful where I go.”

(Written by Marian Allen during World War l )

Two lines that I wish you to keep near your heart…….

“You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe”

I did not know Brad, but I am remembering
his service. He is my hero. !

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Other Side

i'm over on the other side
where life and death softly divide.
left my skin and bones behind
now i'm over on the other side.

can you feel me there with you?
my breath is gone but i'm not through.
loved you then and i still do
from over on the other side.

i can fly. really fly.
below the earth ... all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

it's good here on the other side.
the sweetest songs...the bluest skies.
thank you for the tears you cried
but it's good here on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth...all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side

the world is smaller than a needle's eye.
where life and death softly divide.
when you leave your skin and bones behind
i'll be waiting on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth ... all through the sky.
go tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

Song lyrics by Don Conoscenti
C Desert Muse/SESAC
(Used with permission)

“I hope it brings great comfort to any and all.
Peace on you. DonCon” 4-2008

The Other Side –


Deb Estep
Twinsburg, Ohio
Proud Air Force Mom and MIL

Remembering The Fallen – Blog

Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
June 05, 2008
Dearest Beautiful Brad;

It is soon three years since that dreadful day you were taken from us. Not ONE day has gone by that you aren't missed and thought of with both smiles and tears.
I know your watching over us and buddy I gotta tell you this ain't been easy. You would be so proud of Mom, Jodie and Chad and what they have done to ensure you will never be forgotten. Three years seems like yesterday, can you believe the size of Tank? Cassidy? and even Lexi? You would be so proud of those babies, I can tell you that they are proud of Uncle Brad.
Yes, life does go on, but it will never be the same. You keep looking over Mom and I promise to keep doing my part. You would also be so proud of your "boys" Chad, Eric, Joe, Steve, man there are no words to describe the support they have given Mom and the family.
Brad, you have no idea how much you are missed. Monday is coming and it will be three years, what we wouldn't give to turn back time.
Love you kid.
Sharon F. AZ.
May 13, 2008
Brad...I think of you often and I am proud to have known you!!!
May 07, 2008
brad..just wanted to let you know your still in the thoughts and prayers of so many people and i'll always and forever be proud and honored to have known such a great person
May 04, 2008
You are remembered and respected. I pass the church where your memorial is located regularly and I am glad that people are reminded of your sacrifice frequently. Thank you Cpl Squires!
February 25, 2008
I didn't forget.

Happy Birthday, Brad. I'm always thinking of you and I miss you every day.
February 22, 2008
Happy Birthday Brad, never meet you in person but it’s an honor knowing you in spirit.
February 21, 2008
Happy birthday, Brad. Not a day goes by that I don't miss you.
February 21, 2008
Happy Birthday Brad! We all love & miss you every day.
February 21, 2008
Happy Birthday Lil Brother!!!!
Miss you like crazy!!!!
February 21, 2008
happy birthday brad
February 21, 2008
Dear Brad,
I know your our angel looking down on us and keeping us safe. Not a day goes by your not in our hearts or on our minds. We miss your kindness and smiling face. You are "29" today and it seems like yesterday you were born. God chose you to become a hero in your name for all of us to believe in Him. We will all be together some day, but until then, may God take care of you. God Bless you my son. I love you! Happy Birthday Brad!
Love and Prayers
February 20, 2008
With your bday coming up, I am thinking about you ~ Happy Birthday!
November 29, 2007
November 23, 2007
i was thinking about things I am thankful for and I thought to myself of all the people I have had pass away..I'm truely thankful for the time god gave me with them. SO today as always I'm taking a moment to say...thinking of you today and always...always remembered.
September 28, 2007
I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still - in each new dawn.
~Native American Prayer~
It is my hope that any who read this entry can be comforted by the words of this poem as i have been in rough times.
Brad ~
I wanted to say that my (soon-to-be) husband thinks of you often and how you were a friend to him. We will think of you on our wedding day in a week and know you'll be there in spirit. God Bless!
September 26, 2007
thinking of you today like always, are so truly missed...
September 14, 2007
I still think about you and Julie. I was friends with you guys for a brief period, but your personality really made an impact. I was around when you first joined the marines, and when you and julie first started dating and got engaged. I noticed everytime you guys were together how happy you made each other. You guys really had something great.
I have recently joined the honor guard with the government agency I work for. I now stand at the plane side and honor the fallen soldiers who have been brought back home. And it is an honor to do so.
You will be forever missed. Thank you.
Julie if you read this, I hope you are doing well. Take care.
September 11, 2007
Thinking of you today!
August 15, 2007
There is nothing that I can say or do to take away the pain or bring you peace in your time of sorrow, but I will offer you and your family my heart felt condolences. I also offer you my prayers that in time the pain will easy and the memories of your HERO will carry you through each day and night. I want to thank your HERO, for his/her selfless act of becoming a member of the armed forces, his/her willingness to defend the United States of America, all that we hold sacred and for the sacrifice that will forever be etched in the memories of all those who knew him/her. Though tears can never bring him/her back, we hope that our tears express our gratitude for the sacrifice that he/she made and our sorrow at his/her passing. I believe for every fallen HERO there is a star shining brightly up above to remind us of the precious gift we were given.

Your mission on earth is complete and you are now a member of GOD’s Heavenly armed forces. Stand down brave warrior and take your rightful place in Heaven with all the HEROES who have passed before.

I made a special promise to LE RON A. WILSON, a dear family friend who joined the Army with three other friends, one of whom is my son (Le Ron was killed in action on 07/06/07 at the age of 18) on the day he was laid to rest as I touched his coffin, that I would never forget him nor would I forget those that gave their lives for our country before him, with him and after him and so when I came across, I thought what a great way to keep my promise to Le Ron, so I will continue to leave tributes in each guest book until the day there is no longer the need to leave these tributes to a FALLEN HERO.


Currently stationed in Germany
Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
August 05, 2007
I found this while looking for family geneology. I'm also a Cpl.Squires USMC '89-'93.My prayers go out to Brad's wife and family. Emerson
August 04, 2007
Just wanted Brad's family to know that he is often in my thoughts... and he is missed.
August 01, 2007
Well I can honestly say that not much has changed there is not a second of a day that goes by that I do not think about you!!! Miss you Like crazy lil bro!!!!
July 19, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Cpl Squires and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! It is especially painful to lose someone from the Cleveland area. May God bless all of you!!
Aunt of a Marine deploying soon
June 17, 2007
Thinking of you today as always... The memorial is absolutely beautiful and reflects how many lives were touched by you. Its hard to believe it has been two years since you left but no day goes by that I am not so greatful you were a part of my life. Hopes and thoughts go out to you and your family.
June 16, 2007
Thinking of you today old friend...
June 14, 2007
The life of each person is always a gift, but I have been told that each person's death is also a gift. This is very difficult to believe, but with Brad it is so clear -- the gift of his sacrifice in a war that we hope brings more peace to the world, but also the gift of inspiration that led his family and friends to work so hard for 2 years to create a wonderful memorial for all the Ohio fallen, and from their dedication, the gift to the community of a beautiful place to find peace within and to remember those who fought for peace.

Thank you Brad for the gifts of your life and your death. You and Uncle Rick give each other a big hug for me. LOVE, Aunt Lynn
June 13, 2007
Not a day goes by where I don't spare a moment to think of you. A friend, a blessing, and an angel. I miss you, Brad.
June 11, 2007
Thinking of you today and are an inspiration to so many!
June 11, 2007
In Remembrance of this Fine Young Marine, Cpl. Brad D. Squires, with so much gratitude for his Courage, Dedication and Service to our Country and for Freedom.

May Brad, rest safely in God's Care and know that he is a True American hero, that shall Never Be Forgotten.
May the Peace of the Lord continue to be with the Squires family.
There will Never Be Enough Ways, to Humbly Thank these Young Heroes, for their Sacrifices, my brother among them. Killed in action in Vietnam in 1967.

"And God shall wipe away every tear from their eyes,
there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying,
there shall be no more pain.
For the former things have have passed away."
Revelations 21:4

May you find peace in knowing the love and memories you have, will remain in your heart forever and that this Country Remembers Brad's Sacrifice.
I am So Deeply Sorry for your loss.
June 10, 2007
It has been two years that we have gone without the sound of your laughter, the light in your eyes, and the smile that could put anyone at ease.
You were always an angel while you were here; now you have your wings so that your spirit is free.
Not a day goes by that I do not thank God for the blessings you have given your family, friends, and country. I miss you.
June 09, 2007
Brad, you are our hero!
You are in our thoughts everyday, especially today.
Christine, Walt, Alex & Ryan
June 09, 2007
Brad just wanted to let you know that we are thinking about you today! We miss you very much!

Love ya,
June 09, 2007
Thinking of u today, and always, we miss you. Love Uncle John and Aunt Darla xoxoxo
June 04, 2007
Dear Donna, Chad and Jodie,

The pride you have shows through in everything you have done to commemorate your Son, Brother and Friend. I know he is smiling down on you all for the labor of love you have given to not only him, but all of the fallen. The memorial is beautiful and will always be a reminder that Freedom is not Free! We all need to pay tribute to our soldiers and pray for them. May God bless you today and always. Semper Fi.
June 03, 2007
The ceremony was so memorable. God bless all that worked so hard to bless this city with such a beautiful tribute to the soliders who have given so much. You should all be very proud of yourselves. Thank you.
June 03, 2007
Memories of Brad will live on forever!! What a beautiful memorial plaza. The ceremony was awesome and I cannot say enough about those who spoke and the beautiful woman that sang!! What a beautiful day and God Bless the family and friends of CPL. Brad Squires!!!!!
June 02, 2007
Dear Family of Cpl Brad Squires,
We attended the dedication ceremony today in honor of your son and Ohio’s Fallen. Thank you for your efforts, the time, and very hard labor of love you all performed to make this memorial site possible. The ceremony was beautiful beyond words and will remain with us forever. I cried for your son, all the fallen, and the families thereof, and for the fear in my heart for our Marine, PFC Zack, who will deploy in October, and for the thankfulness that our Former Marine son, Cpl Nick, has returned to us safe and sound after completing his service. My blessings are with your family. You are, like your Marine, a breed apart. Sincerely, Laurie & Phil Goyetche, Broadview Hts., Ohio
May 30, 2007
Brad~you will forever be in my heart
May 28, 2007
Brad, today I think about how when I was younger you and your friends would come over and play basketball and just hang out. You would make me laugh when I was sad..Back then you were my hero and after all these years your still my hero. You gave your life so others could have a chance at a better life..Thank you for back then and now.
May 23, 2007
Just wanted to tell you I was thinking about you today, Brad.
May 15, 2007
Miss you Brad!
May 03, 2007
thinking of you today and always. I will always wish that I had one last chance to let you know that during some hard times you made them a little easier..thank you
April 24, 2007
Just thinking about you today!
April 23, 2007
Semper Fi
April 13, 2007
Thinking of you today as always..Never forgotten you are a true hero and will be forever missed
April 07, 2007
February 21, 2007
Happy Birthday, Brad! It is a beautiful sunny and balmy day here on earth - miss you!

Love, your cousin, Christine
February 21, 2007
Happy Birthday Brad

Think of you all the time, miss
you very much. Your courage and compassion will never be forgotten.
February 21, 2007
Happy Birthday Brad!! Miss you!
February 21, 2007
Happy Birthday Brad!
28 years old today. We all miss you so much. Brad you are a hero to your family and to your country. God Bless
Love and Prayers
February 21, 2007
Happy birthday!
February 21, 2007
Happy Birthday Brad!!!! Love and miss you!!!
January 28, 2007
there's not a day that goes by that I don't think of you,
December 04, 2006
Dec. 4, 2006
With this being the season of giving and reflecting upon what means the most to us, I am thankful to have been a part of Brad's life. His smile and sense of humor always put things in perspective and reminded me that true friendship is one of life's greatest gifts.
November 22, 2006
Miss you today and everyday. Happy Thanksgiving to you and the Squires family. You're always in my thoughts and prayers.
November 21, 2006
November 15, 2006
We miss you, we love you, we will never forget you.
October 14, 2006
Thinking of you today and everyday...and always keeping your family in my prayers.......
September 07, 2006
I've been thinking of you alot lately and missing you tremendously. I love you "dude".
August 04, 2006

July 13, 2006
To this day I still cannot believe that Brad is gone. I worked with him at Red Robin and he was a great guy. He was my favorite manager and would always make me laugh. I think about him everyday and truly miss him. I'm glad to see the memorial that is being done. He is in my thoughts and prayers everyday as well as his family. To Brad's mom, thank you for bringing such a wonderful person into this world. I could see how much he loved you. Everytime you came into Red Robin he was always so happy to see you and so proud to tell everyone that his mother was there. My prayers are with you. Keep your head high and just remember that Brad is watching down on you. God Bless. Miss you Brad.
July 03, 2006
I don't have much to say today. It's just like everyday that I read the entries in this guest book. I miss you Brad. I could re-read these pages everyday and I could sign-in everyday, and still everyday, it would be the same. I miss you. I hadn't seen you in awhile before all this happened, but I guess that's it...I just expected you to always be there... I never thought in a million years that YOU would be gone. Not Brad. Not ever Brad.......i miss you brad.
July 03, 2006
Independence Day is almost here. Please say a Prayer for all of those serving our country. Then take a moment to remember those who have sacrificed their lives for our Freedom. God Bless America & all of those who serve!!!!
June 23, 2006
Thanks Brad for serving our country.

Old Friend
June 22, 2006
Brad not a day goes by that you're not in our thoughts and prayers and how we wish you could be here and how we wish we could see you again. When I think of you I think of your love for life and your beautiful smile. You always had a mystical way of brightening up someone's darkest day. We experienced life together, through good and bad times. I know we will be together in eternity and you are in a better place but we all miss you deeply. I pray to God that He will comfort us and give us all strength. Until were together again, have a great time in heaven….

Love and Prayers Forever

June 09, 2006
It's hard to believe that it has been a year since God took you home. Today and everyday, you're in my thoughts and prayers.I miss you and I send my prayers out to the Squires family.
June 09, 2006
Donna, Chad, Jody~
Our thoughts are with you today and always. May you know that your friends are thinking of you today and sharing your heartache. Although we did not have the fortune to know Brad he is still giving of gifts, for it was because of him that we have come to know and love your family. May your hearts be filled with love and smiles placed on your faces when you think of him today.

Steve & Sherie Rolf
June 09, 2006
Today like everyday you are always in my thoughts and prayers. I feel honored and privlege to have known brad. On this day I remember all the good times we had. To the whole Squires family your son,brother,husband,cousin,uncle... Is and forever will be a hero in my eyes.
June 09, 2006
A year as come and gone, but the memories will last forever!! We all think about you every day Brad. You are missed by so many. Until we meet again--May God Bless us ALL!! Love & Prayers to you & all of your family.
June 09, 2006
A year has gone by since you went to heaven, we miss you and all the laughter you brought to our lives. A photo of your smiling face is proudly displayed in our home and brings a daily reminder of the good times we shared with you! We love you and pray for you and your family today and always. We know we will see you again. You are truly a hero! God Bless you Brad.
June 09, 2006
June 9, 2006
It has already been a year since God has called you home. Today, like every day, I will carry you with me. I remember how your presence in my life, as well as all the lives you have touched was truly a blessing. I still miss you every day that goes by.....My thoughts and prayers are with the Squires family today and always. The void you all feel will never be completely filled, but your love and pride for Brad is unsurpassed. He is our hero.
June 09, 2006
We miss you!! You are in are thoughts everyday. We keep pictures of you in the girl's bedrooms. That way, they will always grow up knowing who their cousin Brad was! They will grow up knowing that you gave your life for our freedom. You truly are our hero and we love you very much!
Diane McGuigan
June 09, 2006
I drove pass the future home site for the Brad Squires memorial and find myself thinking of the sacrifices your family member made to keep us free. Thank you for keeping these heros memory alive and allowing the public to be aware of the sacrfice these men have made.
June 08, 2006
Brad, tomorrow will be one year since you were taken. You are my hero and you will NEVER be forgotten.
June 08, 2006
I miss you Brad,I will be thinking about you tomorrow
June 08, 2006
To Brad's Family -

As Brad's anniversary approaches tomorrow, please know that I keep you in my prayers for strength and endurance. I know how much Brad meant to all of you. As much as you are all proud of Brad for the ultimate sacrifice he made for our safety and Iraqi Freedom, I am sure he is very proud of all of you for your persistence in keeping his legacy alive. I pray that God comforts you tomorrow in remembering your hero.

Semper Fi
Gold Star Mother of
Cpl. Jeff Boskovitch
May 29, 2006
On this day and always, we remember you Brad, our hero!
May 29, 2006
We love and miss you Brad.
Christine, Walt, Alex, and Ryan
May 26, 2006
Thinking of you. I'll never forget you.
May 23, 2006
I can't believe it's going to be a year soon. I will never forget the day i turned on my T.V. and there you were..Brad you are always in my thoughts and your family is forever in my prayers. I will always and forever be proud of the fact that knew a hero like you. Like i said the last time i saw you no matter how long ago that was this isn't goodbye because goodbyes are forever SO i'll see you again soon.
May 08, 2006
You are missed every minute of the day. We all think of you and remember the great times we had together.
April 07, 2006
It's amazing how much time has passed and it feels like just yesterday I saw you. Every night I pray for you Brad, and every night I thank God that I was fortunate enough to have known you. You are always in my thoughts.
April 05, 2006
My Sympathy goes out to the family of an amazing hero who gave his life for his country. May God Bless you always and R.I.P Brad you are a true angel
April 04, 2006
To Cpl. Brad D. Squires...
Thank you so much for your effort and devotion to promoting peace and freedom for your country. You will never be forgotten.

To the Squires family...thank you so much for having such a courageous son who has given up so much for his country. You all must be so proud. My sympathy goes out to your family for your lost, however, be so very proud of what your son has done for the nation. May God Blessed you all.
April 03, 2006
To the Family of Cpl. Brad D. Squires:
My heart breaks again as I sign yet another guest book of another courgeous young soldier who gave their life so selflessly. I wish I never found myself in a position to have to sign another guestbook for the rest of my life. We lost our son 12/1/05.
I know first hand there are no words right now that will bring you the comfort and peace you need. Just know that you are not alone. My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with you all as you mourn this loss. We don't know each other, will probably never meet, but will forever be united in the loss of our Heroes. We have, unfortunately joined a group none of us wanted to join, an ever-growing group of families in this situation. May God grant you peace and strength to get through this and be able once again to smile at a memory rather than have only the tears that flow so easily now. To be so proud of your loved one and so saddened at the same time is a mix of emotions very difficult to deal with. I am sorry that I never knew your soldier personally, but none of these courageous men and women will be forgotten. They will never be able to be replaced, but sometime, someday your loving memories will help to sustain you. This courageous soldier will forever now be your Angel watching over you all for the rest of your lives. It's what brings me some measure of peace and comfort and I hope it will you as well. To his family and friends in pain, I offer this comfort. When you find yourself in that dark sorrowful place, think not only of how you will miss him, but instead recall the years, days, hours and minutes gifted to you by his presence. If you ever want to talk, I'm only an e:mail away and would love for you to tell me more about your Hero. God Bless this courageous soldier and family.
Bill and Pam Adams (Proud parents of SFC Brent Adams, KIA 12/1/05 Ramadi, Iraq)
[email protected]
(Millersville, PA )
April 02, 2006
Rest in peace at your last post in paradise.
April 01, 2006
My heartfelt sympathy to the family of Cpl. Brad D. Squires, a true American hero.
A living memorial has been set up online at
Please visit and pay respect to this fine young man.
March 29, 2006
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the support and honor of my son, Brad. Your acts of kindness, prayers, and friendship, in addition to the support and compassion my family receives will forever be in our hearts. I want to thank everyone for supporting the Cpl Brad Squires Memorial Fund in helping to achieve one of the goals of building a memorial that will honor all of the fallen heroes from Ohio that were killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom. I want to especially thank my daughter, Jodie and my son, Chad for all their time and effort they have put into keeping their brother’s and all the fallen heroes in Ohio names never forgotten. I am so proud of Chad and Jodie and I know Brad is looking down on them with a huge smile showing how proud he is of his brother and sister. Brad is a hero to his family and our country. Brad and all the fallen heroes gave the ultimate sacrifice for what he believed in to protect freedom for the American people. Please continue to support our troops for Freedom is not Free. Thank You

God Bless

Semper Fi

Donna, Proud Mom of Cpl Brad Squires

Please visit
March 25, 2006
just wanted to let you know your still in my thoughts everyday and my prayers everynight
March 19, 2006
we miss you brad,the whole damn world misses you........
March 16, 2006
March 11, 2006
My heartfelt sympathy to the Squires family in the loss of Brad. I did not know Brad, but my heart is broken and I am saddened for your loss of such a fine young person and hero. May God bring you peace in your heart as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you hold so close. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers. Brad it has been 9 months since you were taken. You are a hero and you will never be forgotten. My heart was touched by the many beautiful/wonderful things written about you.
I send each of you a hug from the most inner part of my heart.
Love and Peace

To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
February 25, 2006
Sometimes I have to stop and remind myself that Brad isn't just a phone call away anymore. It had been awhile since we'd seen one another before he left us,but we'd always had the kind of friendship that transended time. We could always just pick up where we left off and all that lost time just faded away with good conversation and a cold beer or two. What I wouldn't give for just one more heart to heart. I still have them with him...and I still take strolls down memory lane. But now his voice is an echo in my heart. I miss and love him and will carry him with me always.
February 22, 2006
Happy Birthday Brad!
February 21, 2006
Just wanted to say we miss you very much. Happy Birthday Brad!
February 21, 2006
Happy Birthday Brad!!! We KNOW everyone is having fun up there today!!!! We love you and miss you!
January 15, 2006
your always in my thoughts and your family is always in my prayers..
December 27, 2005
I was shocked to hear about Brad's death this summer. His funeral occured on the day I returned from abroad, so I was unable to attend. My sympathy extends to all of his friends and family.

Brad had a wonderful Baritone voice and sang in the Berea Meistersingers and O.K. Chorale. I enjoyed his constant cheerfulness and sense of humor. I am sure that the choirs above have been enriched by the addition of his voice. I was his former Choral Director. God Bless him!
November 05, 2005
To Julie, Brad's Mother, and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Brad was a good freind for a long time. He will allways be in our prayers and our hearts.

To Brad, thank you for your service to your country and for all the years of freindship and memories we had. You will never be forgotten.
Semper Fi

Cpl. Christopher D Myer
October 21, 2005
You have touched my life in a way I never TRULY realized until now. Every memory with you Brad I have kept with me after years have gone by, and they still make me smile. I will forever hold you in my heart and I take comfort in knowing you will always be with me in this way. Some people have the ability to reach out to others and leave behind a piece of themselves, you were one of those people. I know you will never, could never, be forgotten by all those who love and miss you. Thank you is not enough Brad, you are a true hero in so many ways.
October 09, 2005
To the Squire Family,
As our family celebrated the return of our son, Sgt. Ryan Scullen, and our nephew, Lcpl Rodriquez Bailey, we couldn't help but think of Brad, your family, all the Marines from 3/25 who lost their lives and their families. We just wanted you to know that Brad and all of you are in our thoughts and prayers everyday.
God Bless all of you!
Linda & Donald Payne
October 07, 2005
To: Donna, Chad and Jodie~

Yesterday and today we Welcome Home the Hero's of the 3/25... As happy as we are for the families of the 3/25 we are sad for all of you...

Please know that we are thinking of Brad today and everyday.

We thank you for sharing your gift to our Nation, your son/brother and we are forever grateful for the sacrafice he gave.

Know that all of you are in our thoughts today.

Cpl Brad will never be forgotten, we will honor him and remeber him always...

Steve & Sherie Rolf
Proud Parents of 2 Marines
Mentor, Ohio
October 07, 2005
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush of
quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.

Brad you will never be forgotten.
September 30, 2005
Out of sight, but never out of mind. Miss you
September 26, 2005
Just like many others who brad touched their lives I still have a hard time with all of this. I just wanted him to know that everyday he's in my thoughts and that my prayers go out to the whole Squires family. He is a hero that will always have a special place in my heart.
September 26, 2005
God Bless~ Thank you to our military families~Land of the free, because of the brave~(Jamie,Navy wife)
September 11, 2005
September 08, 2005
To the Squires family...Still to this day I find that tears fill my eyes everytime I think of Brad. He was always the person that would make me laugh, I never imagined that he would also be the person to make me cry. He will always and forever be a hero and I am glad to have had the chance to know such a great person. God bless the Squires family,the US Marines and America.
September 05, 2005
Brad always had a smile on his face. He was always making people laugh. He had a kind face, and always knew what to say when you were upset. You were instantly at ease when you were with him. I remember we would always tease him and call him Vin Diesels look-a-like. I am so sorry for all the pain and suffering. It is an honor to have known him and I'll always carry a piece of him in my heart. My deepest regrets to his family. I found out 2 months after he passed away and wish I would have known sooner. I wish I could have paid my respects to him and his family. He was such a good person. God bless.
September 04, 2005
August 30, 2005
"Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May we find comfort in love's everlasting connection"

Brad you are our hero, unforgettable and brave, your sacrifice so honorable. Until we meet again....
August 29, 2005
We hope you will find comfort and solace in the thought that all of us share your loss. His sacrifice as a result of his unconditional love for his fellow humans will allow our families and our extended families of friends and relatives to prolong our journey in this life and to realize the great importance of his. He touched our lives in a most heroic way and we are all much better for it.
August 16, 2005
My heart goes out to the family and close friends of brad. I knew him along time ago when my sister mary was friends with him. He was always making everyone smile. That is how I will always remember him. He is a true hero and I am honored to say I once knew him. God Bless.
August 13, 2005
I would to say how sorry I am. My dad took me to Brad,s funeral an I,llnever forget it. I,m only 11 an I realy don,t understand what,s going on. My dad was in the Army for 14 years an it was hard for him to hold back tears.
August 09, 2005
Everyday we miss you, and everyday we are grateful that we had you in our angel that God lent us here on earth for a time that was much too short...Thank you Brad, we love you and may God Bless You Always
August 07, 2005
August 02, 2005


July 30, 2005
To the friends and family of Cpl. Brad Squires,

My heart and prayers go out to you. No words can describe the heart ach that you are feeling, but please know that Brad did not die in vain.
I lost a friend with the 3/25 at Hit, in April, and that hurt is still there. Yet I know that he gave his life doing what he loved, so others could live free. Brad did the same.
I can never say that I know or understand the pain you must feel, but I do know this: men like Brad will never be forgotten. They will live on through those who hear their stories.
Thank you for Brad's sacrifice.
My prayers are with you.
July 25, 2005
I miss Brad with all my heart. Anytime he was around, he treated me as if he were a big brother. He truly cared about people and was passionate about life. I saw him just before he left Iraq at my cousin Mark Dirk's house. He was showing off some pictures from his wallet One was his Marines Photo, and there was one of Julie, and had just told me they were getting married. I was so happy and proud of him! He asked me to stay longer and I wish I would have. As usual he had me laughing while i was there. He had this amazingly contagious sense of humor that i will forever miss. Knowing Brad was truly an inspiration. What a great person! My heart goes out to Julie and family and my cousins Mark and Joe D. I'll miss you forever Brad; you are a true hero to your family, friends and this country,..It was a blessing to have you in my life...... Love always, Tanya
July 25, 2005
God bless the Squires family. I did not know Brad well. I went to PSR with him at St. Mary's church. HE was sooo funny. I am so sure that he will be greatly missed. Love to his family.
July 08, 2005
The family of CPL Brad Squires would like to take this opportunity to thank the many caring members from our community who provided support and honor as we laid to rest our husband, son, brother, uncle and nephew. Your acts of kindness, prayers, and friendship, in addition to the support and compassion we received will forever be in our hearts.
Please continue to support the troops who remain to defend our country as we know that they are prepared to give their heart, soul and if called upon their lives to fight tyranny and spread freedom and democracy.

Our Deepest Thanks,
Donna Squires
July 05, 2005
July 02, 2005
I did not know Brad but I was friends with Julie for a long time. Julie, I just wanted to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of Brad's family. Melaina
July 01, 2005
To the Squires Family:

Not sure if you know my name, but I am Jessica Donnelly's Mom. Brad was a fixture in my house throughout high school and there were many mornings I found him asleep on the couch in our family room! (Front St in Berea.)

No words can express the loss I personally feel over Brad so it is incomprehensible for me to fathom your grief.

He was the most understanding and caring of all the kids that spent many hours at my home. He was the one who saw when people were hurting, sad or had a need for a kind word. He was wise beyond his years.

He was funny, warm, compasionate... not to mention an absolute doll!

To me, he would have been the son I would have chosen, if I could.

We have all lost.

After September 11th I tried to enlist myself.... they don't want us "old farts". I would rather it have been me there instead.

What our young men and women are doing for our country, for Afghanistan and for Iraq is not able to be translated into mere words.

I feel that we are in a most critical time in our history and there are many in the world that are hoping for the destruction of our country. I think that we need to fight this fight for our futures and for the futures of millions in the world that deserve freedom.

I hope to some day be able to visit a thriving free Iraq. To go there to pay respect to Brad for this ultimate sacrifice that he has made for us and for the people of Iraq.

During the Viet Nam era, a friend of mine was in the service. He had a medal that said, "For those who have Served, life has a flavor the protected will never know."

We do understand what these valient young men and women are risking and sacrificing for all of us.

Your son was loved by anyone who met him. How could you not?

With Respect and Sympathy.
June 30, 2005

I have alot of memories of Brad. This is just one that come to mind. We were on the same softball team at Softball World for a couple of years. Brad would play were ever his brother Chad would put him (right field most of the time.) LOL.. I would be in right center or center with Brad. This ball was hit at him and that thing was over his head by 30 feet, but Brad was yelling "I got it" "I got it" "I got it". Now, the hole team is yelling, back, Brad ,back up. When that ball finally came down 30 feet behind him, he ran back, grab the ball off the fence and threw it in.(to Chad that was yelling from first base what's wrong with you, come on get that ball in here?). The rest of the team is laughing, including me.. Brad looked over at me and said what he always said "DUDE I THOUGHT I HAD THAT ONE" Brad you will always be my HERO!! You will always be in are hearts,and you will never be forgotten!!! Brad keep center field open for me.. LOVE YOU MAN!!!"
June 30, 2005
We would like to say that we are very sorry about what has happened.brads brother Chad is my son baseball coach and to see all the pain that his family is going though is so sad. i wish all well and happiness to the family of the young man that was there to protect our country thank you.....
June 30, 2005
Thank you, hero, for your ultimate sacrifice for freedom and for this country. You are forever etched in our hearts as a hero. I never got to meet you. Our friend is the battalion surgeon at Hit, Iraq. What sorrow your loved ones must feel to have lost such a precious soul. Your loved ones are in our prayers. And you are forever in our hearts! Love, Jamie Smith
June 29, 2005
Hi my name is Danyale payne I am Ryan Scullen's oldest sister. it's so hard to say the right things to someone when they lose a loved one. but i cant begin to tell you how sorry i prayers go out to you and your family...... Love Danyale
June 28, 2005
June 28, 2005
I went to school with Brad most of my life. And I'm sad to say I was unable to go to his services. But my heart was there. All my life Brad reminded me how good life was, and how good I was. The past few years I've thought of him alot, but was always to busy to keep in touch alot. I wish I would have. And I hope he knows how much he's loved and missed, even from unexpected places. Brad was the sweetest and probably the most honest person I've ever known. And I'm priviliged to have been able to call him my friend. I love you Brad.
June 27, 2005
Thank you for your sacrifice, Brad. You are a hero. God bless you and your family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
June 27, 2005
My thoughts and prares go out to everyone that knew and loved Cpl Brad Squires. I am so proud to have served with him and will be missed very much. Brad had a way to make everyone laugh, even if there was nothing to laugh about. He was a fine Marine that any one of us from Weapons Company would have been honored to work with. Brad was a man who would never let you down, nor would he stop until the job was done! Cpl Brad Squires will be forever missed but never forgotten. Brad will aways be a brother, friend and Marine of Weapons Company 3/25.
"Those who, Lived the good life, fought the good fight and made the ultimate sacrifice, may we never for get you"
May god open his wonderful gates to haven and welcome you in with open arms!
Semper Fi devildog
June 27, 2005
I, like many others who have signed this guest book did not personally know Brad. I did have the good fortune of getting to hear all about him from his friends who loved him so much. I was at the funeral with my boyfriend who was a good friend of Brad's. It was a fitting tribute to see the many people who gathered on the streets to honor Brad's memory. I pray that peace comes swiftly for his family members. Thank you Cpl. Brad Squires!
June 27, 2005
I wanted to extend my deepest sympathy to the Squires family. I knew Brad back in High School; he could always make you laugh. He will truly be missed by everyone that knew him.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
June 26, 2005
Donna, Chad & Sharon,
I can not imagine the pain that all of you are going thru. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family at this most difficult time.
June 26, 2005
June 25, 2005
CPL Brad Squires, our HERO. I did not know you but I felt like I did just by what your mom would say about you and the pictures she brought to Aldi's for me to see. Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defnd it. Thank you for your courage and may your family find peace with God

Ginny Niemiec (Middleburg Hts.)
June 25, 2005
My prayers go out to the family and wife of Brad. Although I did not know him, my boyfriend (Butchie Porter) Grew up with him. I attended the services and was amazed at how many people were standing out on the street holding a flag and a hand over their hearts. I saw a young boy about the age of 10 in his front yard alone with his flag in one hand and his other over his heart. I can not imagine the pain you all must feel, just know that he served his country so that we can enjoy the freedom we so much enjoy. I've come to realize that life is too short and not to be taken advantage of. He was truely a hero and I thank you Brad for fighting for us. You did not die in vein. God Bless the Squires Family and Brad.
My heart goes out to all that knew him. A brave young soldier and a hero in our community.
June 25, 2005
Brad was a friend of my sister when we lived in Berea. So growing up i knew him very well over the years we would run into eachother and it always brought back good memories. My sister and my paryers are with the whole Squires family.
Just to be able to say I knew Brad is an Honor.
June 25, 2005
My heart goes out to the Squries family. The news of Brads death was devastating to me. I will never forget him. Brad always had me laughing. He was with out a doubt one of a kind. He gave his life for us. I feel truely blessed to have had the chance to know Brad. He will always be in my heart. The Squries family is in my prayers.
June 24, 2005
In the past few days I have realised what a star Brad was without him ever knowing it. We all felt that special something that came from him like rays of sunlight. He was a great friend when he didn't have to be, he always had a strong shoulder to cry on and, a smile that could change a rainy day into sunshine and roses. For all these reasons he will be missed, remembered, and loved for all time.
June 24, 2005
I did not know Brad, but when I found out that he was from Middleburg Heights it really hit home. I am so sorry for your loss. I know I cannot ease your pain but we are all very proud of Brad.
June 24, 2005
I do not know you personally, Donna, but your father was my father's (Francis Polk) first cousin. I send my heartfelt sympathy, and that of the Polk family, to you, Brad's wife Julie, and all your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.

May you rest peacefully, Brad, in God's loving care.

Nancy (Polk) Wendell
June 24, 2005
I knew Brad pretty well growing up, and we had a lot of good times together. Over the last few we have fallen out of touch, i have seen him occasionally in the last few years however, to know that the good friend that i had growing up has turned out to be a fine young man. I will always cherish the memory of him, and regret the terrible loss that was felt not only for the Squires family, but also for the whole community, my prayers go out to them.
June 24, 2005
Brad has earned a place of honor here on earth. He is a true American Hero who defended our God, our Country, and the Iraqi People. Iam sure he has also earned a place of honor in Heaven for his sacrifice here on earth. May the Lord bless and comfort the Squires family in their great loss. You are in our prayers and thoughts.
June 24, 2005
What is there to say except that shock has been replaced by grief. Words cannot express what Brad (Dude as he was known in choir class)meant to me. He was honest, caring and by far the funniest person I have ever known. My thoughts are with his family in their time of need. I'll miss you every day for the rest of my life, Dude!
June 24, 2005

June 24, 2005
I am sorry to hear about the loss of Brad, and all of the Marines that have passed. To Brads family I extend my deepest sympathy during this difficult time.
June 24, 2005
To the Squires family, I send my deepest sympathy and sorrow in the loss of Brad. My heart sunk the day I learned that Brad had passed. Brad was a man of heart, and a patriot, not to mention one of the funniest buddies I've ever known. I have many fond memories of our days in little league baseball, St. Mary's football, high school football at Berea.... and time in 'men's chorus' and the 'OK Choral'. Brad will be missed, and my prayers are with the Squires family, and to the many people he touched.... With the loss of Brad, the world is a lot less funny. May God bless Brad, and our fallen brothers and sisters in the military. You will not be forgotten, you are Berea's Brave. I'm sorry I can not be there on the 25th to say "peace", but know that I will be at the Holy Sepluchre in Jerusalem in your honor. I miss you 'Dude".
June 24, 2005
I did not personally know Brad or Julie but my son did through their jobs at Houlihan's. I recently began work for the VA in Brecksville where Donna works but have not yet had the priviledge of meeting her. As a mother, I can only imagine the grief and pain she must be feeling. Brad paid the ultimate price for the freedom we hold so dear. My prayers are with all of the family members and I pray that you will find peace through God, prayer and those who love you. Brad is a true American hero.
June 24, 2005
Please know how sorry everyone is for such a true loss. Brad was a true hero and gave the ultimate sacrifice for us all. I am sure I speak for many as to say Brad will hold a special place in all our hearts. We would like the family to know his family at Red Robin are all truley so saddened by this news and are keeping his family in our deepest thoughts and prayers. -+
June 24, 2005
I would like to express my deepest sympathies to Brad's wife and family. He surely is our hometown hero. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you.
June 24, 2005
Brad you will forever be remembered in my heart. Thank you for all that you have done and I will keep your family in my thoughts & prayers. May we all meet again someday.
June 24, 2005
God Bless Cpl Brad Squires. Thank you for your service and your ultimate sacrifice. Our prayers to your family and friends. You and all the soldiers who have lost their lives, may you all rest in peace.
June 24, 2005
I have never met Brad or his family, but want you to know he is a son to all of us. As a parent, you do not grieve alone. My heart also aches for all of you. My prayers are for Brad and his family. I am so sorry for this heartache. I'd like to thank him for being brave enough to step forward and go to a place that many young men would not. Please know that my prayers are for all of you. I'm so sorry you have lost him here on earth.
June 23, 2005
I met Brad back in 1999 and i can say he came into my life at a time when i needed a friend. He was the kind of person who would do anything for anyone to make them happy. I was getting ready to move out of state and celebrating my birthday at the same time. Brad did everything he could to make my birthday more happy than sad. He bought me a Irish Friendship ring and told me that everytime i felt lonely to look at it and remember i had a friend back in Ohio. Sadly Brad and i lost touch after about a year. I still have the ring and i will always treasure it. I remember him talking about wanting to join the Marines, and i knew he would be good at it and love doing it. My heart goes out to his family. I'm very sorry for your loss. Brad was a wonderful person and i will never forget him. I'm grateful that he was part of my life.
June 23, 2005
To Brad's family, Thank you Brad for your sacrifice. May the Lord grant your family the strength through this time. God Bless your family always, you will never be forgotten. I did not know you, but my youngest brother serves with USMC and is presentely deployed. I just wanted to pay my respects and let you know Brad is a Hero in my eyes.
June 23, 2005
I cannot express the shock I felt when I heard of Brad's death. He was the funniest kid in my homeroom, with his gravelly voice and curly blond rattail. I've always thought of him as chivalrous. One day, in sixth grade, a bigger boy started kicking me in the stomach on the way home from school. Even though he could have walked away, Brad stopped him and helped me home, and would blush for years to come when I thanked him. For that small good deed, he's always been a hero to me, so I'm not surprised he died a hero.

My heart goes out to the family of this cherished neighbor, classmate, and friend.

I pray for my cousins Ryan and Rodriquez every day, and also for every soldier fighting this war. May the end come soon so our boys can come home.

God bless Brad Squires.
June 23, 2005
My sister Courtney and I grew up with Brad in our neighborhood. I can say that when there was noise and laughter it was always Brad in the center of the circle entertaining everyone. The last time we saw Brad was at my wedding, once again the center of attention on the stage dancing. He was an wonderful person and anyone should be proud to know Brad. Our deepest sympathy is to your family always.
June 23, 2005
To Brad's Family and Loved Ones

I'm sorry for your loss of a loved one. I never met Brad but I worked with Bruce and Chad for some years.
He is in gods hands and a angel watching down on you from above to keep you safe and secure. He is a man to be proud of.
June 23, 2005
To the Squires, Dirk's and Julie's Family - Brad made the ultimate sacrifice for those he loved. His memory will live on in all of our hearts. May he never be forgotten. God bless you all in this time of grief but know that he watches you all now.
June 23, 2005
To the Squires Family, I am truly sorry for your loss. Words will never make the pain go away, but please know that your are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless your family and Brad.
June 23, 2005
My family would like to express our love and support to your family.

Megan and Corpl. Jeremy Cain
June 23, 2005
June 23, 2005
Chad, Sharon, Donna, and the entire Squires family: Your brother and son made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and he will not be forgotten. Please remember, if you need anything, we'll be there for you all.
June 23, 2005
As the sister in law & friend of Brad's cousin Diane, I am just floored & humbled by how much this family loves and admires Brad for being a hero, and for just being Brad. My heart, my love & my prayers go out to all of you.
June 23, 2005
Brad was one of the most joyful people I've ever known, literally, he was full of joy. He was a frequent overnight guest at my house. I would wake up in the morning and discover Brad, Colin (my son) and usually another half dozen kids asleep on my living room floor. I'd never hear them come in but it was always a fun treat to find them there in the morning. Colin would cook all of us a big breakfast and we'd just sit around and talk. One time when we could not awaken Brad, we kept calling him on his cell phone. He'd get up on his elbow, look for his phone, put his finger to his lips and go 'shhhhh' to the phone and then fall back asleep,over and over again. We were in the kitchen watching this and we'd laugh and laugh. Oh Brad, we will all miss you so much. A light has gone out in the world but there's a new star up in the heavens.
June 23, 2005
To the Family of Brad,

My condolences go out to you. I had know Brad through both high school and the Marine’s and never was there a time when he would not want to put a smile on everyone’s face. He was a great and honorable man who will be missed by all who knew and served with him. As a family of Marines the support of all of us goes out to you. Your son gave the ultimate sacrifice and for that he shall be seated next to God to watch over us all now. God Bless and you will always be in our prayers.
June 23, 2005
Please accept my sincere condolences to all family and friends. May you obtain peace, strength, courage and hope.
June 23, 2005
Thank you for giving your life for our country. May you rest in eternal peace. My deepest condolences go out to the family.
June 23, 2005
Dear Chad, Sharon, Chad & Cassidy,
We are so sad to hear of the loss of your brother & uncle. Please know that all your friends from St. Mary Byzantine are praying for you and your family.
The Nemeth Family
June 23, 2005
Donna & Family: My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you. Our Country will be safer thanks to Men like Brad.
June 23, 2005
dear Mr. and Mrs. Squires, thank you so much for sending us Brad; he was truly a fine Marine and a dear friend to us all. He always made us laugh during our up and down times in the field. I am humbled to have known such a good friend. We are all with you during your sorrow. semper fidelis. josef venerose - platoon sergeant
June 22, 2005
To the Squires Family - I am so very sorry for the grievous loss you have suffered. My son is a Marine with the 3/25 at Hadithah Dam. My heart aches with the knowledge that you are living the nightmare we all dread. The entries of this guest book show all the world what a wonderful young man your Brad was. I hope your love of him and your memories of him will bring you comfort, and may you find peace in God's eternal love.
June 22, 2005
Dear Julie and Squires Family,
I was so saddened when I heard about Brad. I worked with Brad a few years ago. Not only was he a co-worker, but he was also a friend. A genuinely nice guy, who always had a smile, and could always make you laugh. He would do anything for anybody. I feel blessed to have known him. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you and your family. Know that Brad is with you each and every day in spirit, looking after you as your guardian angel. My deepest sympathies.
June 22, 2005
I have no words that will bring you any amount of comfort at this time. Just know that Brad's extended family (3/25-family members) are praying with you and for you. My son, Lcpl Rodriquez Bailey is currently stationed in Iraq and was also a part of Brad's unit. May God continue to keep you and strengthen you.
June 22, 2005
Dear Family:
As parents of a Marine that served with your son, our hearts are deeply sadden at your loss. Brad was truely the Hero, who made the ultimate sacrifice. My son Dan had nothing but good memories of Brad. And we will all cherish the memories. May god bless you in your time of sorrow. The 3/25 truely lost some Great Marines.
June 22, 2005
To the Squires Family,

I am very deeply saddened for your loss. I was devistated when I heard that Brad had passed away. I went to high school with Brad and grew up accross the street from him. He was a great person and very full of life. He served his country with honor.
Michelle & Scott
June 22, 2005
BRAD SQUIRES is a real HERO,God bless him and the whole Squires family.
June 22, 2005
I never met Brad but my son Cpl Jeremy Cain knew Brad from Berea high School and he is also a Marine in the 3/25 (Map 1)serving in Iraq. Jeremy asked that I let you know how sorry he is for your loss. I cannot even put in words how my heart aches for your whole family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
God be with you.
June 22, 2005
June 22, 2005
I did not know your son - but as a free American citizen, I thank him for helping to keep us free. God bless your family - and know how many lives he's touched.
June 22, 2005

To The Squire Family

You kissed her and walked away into the night
and she remembers the day when she wore white.
In a foreign land you fight the enemy
Yet freedom has a price, it is never free.
You have fallen and you do not awake
You give your life for freedoms sake.

Your mother remembers your first cry.
Your Father bows his head and says goodbye
Comfort his widow; give his children shelter and bread
For daddy won’t be there to tuck them into bed.
Tell his babies that he truly was a great man.
Remind them that, he lives in them.

She holds her children and tries to be bold
And thinks of him on streets of gold.
Today you came home to the land in which you grew.
Covered in Stars and Stripes of red, white and blue.
You will rest in honor on American soil
And we will cry because you are no more.

Fire the guns, call his name, and give him the respect that is due.
America, today a MARINE came home to you

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Sherri Stansell Bailey
May God be with you at this most difficult time granting you peace and comfort
Love prayers and heartfelt sympathies
Bea Mom of a Marine
Larissa sister of a Marine
Cleveland Ohio
LCpl Davis A. Deployed Iraq
June 22, 2005
The Squires Family,We will always be grateful for men like Brad,who voluntarily defend our we may live in freedom.
our thoughts and prayers are with you.
June 22, 2005
Brad was a great guy and a great Marine. I went to high school with Brad and I am currently at Haditha Dam where Brad was also stationed. He is truely missed. Brad, his family and all the families of the Marines we've lost are in my thoughts and prayers.
June 22, 2005
Please accept condolences on behalf of my son, Corporal Eric Bildstein for your loss. In our own small way my church honored Brad on Sunday June 12th. Eric served with Brad in Iraq. He has asked us to pray for his fallen brothers. Brad so bravely answered the call to duty and served without reservation. Freedom is not free and because of courageous men like Brad we have liberty. May God bless you and give you peace through this time. You are in many prayers.
June 22, 2005
Bruce, Donna, Chad & Jodie-
My memory of Brad was babysitting him as a little boy. He was always so sweet.
Condolences to the entire family.
June 22, 2005
He is at peace with God.May God Bless and watch over all our American hero's & their families.
June 22, 2005
God bless Brad Squires and the Squires family.He made the ultimate sacerfice for our country. I'm sorry I won't be able to be at the funeral Brad. But I will come and see you when I get done with school this summer,I miss you Brad.I will always remember you.I will always remember all of the good memories of us playing football at Berea.You and your family will be in my prayers.God Bless Brad and America.
June 22, 2005
Dear Donna, we are all so very proud of Brad. Out hearts go out to the family for the sacrifice you have made. We are all here for you.
June 22, 2005
You made the ultimate sacerfice for our country.I miss you Brad,I will always remember and cherish are friendship.You will not be forgotten.
June 22, 2005
bruce,donna,chad,jody and wife thoughts and prayers are with you all.we will never foget our love to all of you..kurt & keith squires
June 22, 2005
Dear Donna, Bruce, Jodie, Chad and Family,

We are deeply saddened by your loss. I can see Brad as a little boy, always running and happy. The times we spent with your family and Brad were very special.

We will continue to keep your family in our prayers.

The Ksiezyk Family, Barbara, Hollie, Heidi and Samantha
June 22, 2005
God Bless you and your family. Brad's sacrifice will never be forgotten and he will continue to be honored for defending our freedom. Semper Fidelis.
- Wife of Sgt. John Burrell
June 22, 2005
My heart goes out to the whole family. I remember how I felt when I lost my broher Tom in Vietnam in 1968. My son Ryan Scullen new Brad from Berea High and is also in Iraq at the Dam of Haditha with the 3/25 out of Brookpark. You are all in my prayers. God Bless
June 22, 2005
Donna, our hearts are heavy here at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.

I extend my personal sympathy to you and your entire family. I will keep all of you in my prayers. God bless all of you.
June 22, 2005
God bless and keep you, Brad, and give your family peace.
June 22, 2005
We are saddened by your loss and very proud of your dedication to our great country. God Bless you and your family. Rest in eternal peace, true hero.
June 22, 2005
To the Squires Family,

I am sorry for your loss, but please know that we are very proud of Brad Squires for his ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Please know many Americans are praying for you at this time.

God Bless,
June 22, 2005
I want to wish the family of Brad Squires my very deepest sympathy. I went to high school with Brad and he was a very good friend of mine. There is not a memory I have from highschool that doesn't have him in it. He will be truly missed by many people. Love Ami
June 22, 2005
thank you for all you have done for this country.
June 22, 2005
Thank you to all the soldiers who are serving and to all who have made this brave sacrifice like Cpl. Squires be blessed by our Lord Jesus. You are truely ALL hero's in our hearts. We now have another Guardian angel watching over us in heaven. I did not know Brad, but we are all brothers in the eyes of God.
June 22, 2005
My heart goes out to your family. I have a son in Iraq also and have been praying for all our young men and women over there since this whole thing started. My sincere condolences.
June 22, 2005
Dear Donna Squires & John Dirk,
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. You now have your own personal angel in heaven looking over you.

Love Elaine
June 22, 2005
Dear Donna,

Since you moved from Strongsville, I haven't seen you or your family for many years. I am devastated at your great loss and my heart aches for all of you. With all my heart and soul I apreciate the sacrifice Brad and the other soldiers made for our country. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
June 22, 2005
I am so sorry for your loss. Please be proud of Brad's service to his country. My own son's best friend serves in Brad's unit, and each day as the news is posted my heart breaks, as I know yours are breaking now. Please trust that you will one day be reunited, and that God has a special spot in Heaven for Marines.
June 22, 2005
To the family and friends of Cpl. Brad: My pain and sorrow is overwhelming. I can't even begin to imagine your loss. This has hit so close to home. As a mother of a Marine currently serving in Iraq, I pray everyday for God to keep our men and women safe. Please know that Brad's death was not in vain. He is a hero and has touched many lives both near and far. The Lord has him in his arms now and he looks down upon us with pride knowing he chose to do something he loved. Remember that. May he live on in our hearts forever. God Bless America. Semper Fi.
June 22, 2005
Brad is an American Hero. My heart and deepest sympathy goes out to Donna, Chad, Jodie, Julie and all of Brad's family. Please believe me I know the LOSS you all are going through. God Bless you all. Brad will always have a place in my heart. He "got er done"...... Kathey and Denny Miller (John and Darla Dirk's sister and brother-in-law)
June 22, 2005
my deepest condolences go out to you and all your family..
Steven and Linda Holmes.
June 22, 2005
Our son served in Iraq and is now stateside as a 1st Lt. in the Marines. Our prayers are with your family but somehow, if you pray, I know that God will help you through this most sad time. Take heart that your son will be looking down at you and smiling for being such wonderful parents. God bless your family.

Pat and Dennis
June 22, 2005
My deepest sympathies to the entire family. Brad was very special to me and is truly an American Hero. I will always remember his smile. He was always so polite and friendly. He was proud to be serving his country and I am proud to have known him. He will always hold a special place in my heart.
June 22, 2005
Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for our countries safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow and need. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. You will not be forgotten
June 21, 2005
To The Squires Family: Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Brad was one of a kind and really made alot of us laugh. He is a hero to all of us. Brad will always be in our hearts and prayers. Our memories of him will live on forever. God Bless you all.
June 21, 2005
I was so saddened to hear about your son, husband, and brother. May God be with all of you. I want to thank him and all the service people of this country that make it a better place for us to live. My grandson, Lance Corporal Clinton Weckesser was in Brad's Weapons Company. God be with each and everyone of you.
June 21, 2005
To the Squires Family,
I am deeply sorry for your loss! Brad was a VERY great person who seemed to care about everyone he met. I was very lucky to call him my friend. I knew Brad for well over 10yrs, living on the same street as he. He was like the brother that I never had. And he will always be remembered. My sympathy goes out to the whole family! And Donna, PLEASE let me know if you need anything!
June 20, 2005
Your entire family are in our thoughts, hearts and prayers. Brad and every soldier out there are true heroes in our eyes. We are honored to say we knew Brad and that he will be deeply missed. May God bless you all!
June 19, 2005
To the Squires Family,
Words cannot express how deeply saddened we are over the loss of Brad. We are privledged to be able to say we knew and loved this extraordinary man! Brad's memory will live on in our hearts forever. The laughter and joy that he brought to so many will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Brad always.
June 18, 2005
To all of Brad's family & Friends...It is so sad to hear of Your tragic loss. I remember running around the racetrack with Brad back in the days, & now he is an angel looking down on us. I know how proud you all are of Brad-and how deeply he will be missed. God has called him home and he will be forever remembered!!! My condolences are with each & every one of you.
June 17, 2005
Dear Squires Family,
I was very sad to hear of your loss for Brad. I graduated high school with Chad and my parents still live in the Condos. I had remembered Brad from his earlier days of meeting him a few times. May God Bless you all and may you all find comfort in knowing the good he did serving our country and that he will never be forgotten.
June 17, 2005
Brad was an ALLSTAR, we will always remember him. We are deeply saddened, and extremely proud of our nephew, and he will never be forgotten, and his name will live on.
June 17, 2005
Dear friends & family of CPL Squires,
I was at the Haditha Dam when the Assault Amphibious Vehicles brought Brad and his 3 fallen friends in. Chaplain Malmstrom put a hand on Brad's shoulder and said a prayer. We continue to pray for you all as we grieve his loss ourselves. We have added him to our Wall of Honor at Camp Hit. He was a fine Marine. He died with honor. We are thankful for having had the opportunity to share in a small portion of his life. God Bless.
Capt (sel) Thibault
Battalion Surgeon, 3/25
June 16, 2005
Donna and Family,
I just would like to send my sympathy to you and your family, I cant begin to tell you how sorry I am. Brad was such a wonderful person, and I feel lucky to have known him.
June 15, 2005
Julie, Donna & Family, Our thoughts and prayers remain with you. Your husband and son died a true Hero and will always be remembered as nothing less. If there is anything at all that you should need, please just let us know...we are here!
June 15, 2005
Our hearts ache for your loss. Julie, the Waffler's and Adamik's are here for you.
June 14, 2005
Donna and Family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. He will be missed beyond anything. My sympathy for all who new Brad.
June 14, 2005
Dear Mr and Mrs. Squires,
I work at the Lorain VA clinic and I just want to say how sorry I am for your loss. Always remember that he loved you and that God will take care of him
June 14, 2005
To Julie and Donna, we are so sorry for your loss. Brad was a wonderful friend and will be deeply missed. We will never forget the joy he brang to all of us. We will be praying for you and your family. Please let us know if you need anything. We are always here for you. God bless Brad and all the Marines and Soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq.
June 13, 2005
Donna, I am sorry for your loss, but know that you are extremely proud of your son. God bless you and your family.
June 13, 2005
To Brad's family, I'm so sorry for your loss my thoughts are with you we all miss him so much my heart goes out to your family
June 13, 2005
As a former Marine and active Navy reservist, I am thankful for Brad's sacrifice. I never met Brad, but I am sure he is in a much safer place now. Gods Speed to the Squires family, and know that Brad is a Hero now.

Semper Fi
June 13, 2005
Brad was a vibrant person that has touched all of our hearts and will be deeply missed. His friends, family and fellow soldiers are in our hearts and prayers.
June 13, 2005
Know that your son, Brad, was sent here for a purpose. Always believe that his purpose was fulfilled and that is why God called him home. To us, Brad's death was untimely but God's plan must always prevail. God knows what is best even when we do not understand. I love you and my sincere prayers are with you and your entire family.
June 13, 2005
We are all proud of this young man for his devotion to God and country
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