Tributes & Vigils Category: US Marine
Name: Marine Cpl. Brad D. Squires
From: Middleburg Heights, Ohio
Assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Akron, Ohio
Incident: Marine Cpl. Brad D. Squires was killed June 9 in an explosion while conducting combat operations with 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), in Haqlaniyah, Iraq. Also
Mourners remember Marine killed in Iraq
BEREA, Ohio — A thousand mourners rose in unison as a trumpeter’s strains of “The Marines’ Hymn” filled St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Saturday to remember Cpl. Brad Squires, who was killed this month in Iraq.
More than 120 motorcycles and 200 cars trailed the hearse as it took Squires’ flag-draped casket to Holy Cross Cemetery 10 miles away. Hundreds of people watched the procession pass, with some holding flags.
One man stopped in the middle of an afternoon project — he held a socket wrench in one hand and held the other over his heart. A child held a sign reading “God bless you for your service,” and two fire station crews stood at attention.
Squires, 26, was killed by…