Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Marine Cpl. Brad D. Squires

26, of Middleburg Heights, Ohio.
Squires died as a result of an explosion while conducting combat operations with the 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), in Haqlaniyah, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Force Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Akron, Ohio. Died on June 9, 2005.

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"Cpl Squires,
I have never met you. I don't know your family. I do know your brothers from the 3/25. I had the honor to wear a shirt with your name on it this past weekend. Your brothers along with some others (me) ran the 6th annual Memorial Day 100 mile relay to remember the fallen of 3/25.

I'm an Active Duty Navy Nurse. I LOVE my Marines. I married one (Capt Darling, 3/25 - your deployment). I just want you to know that you and the others so tragically taken from us will NEVER be forgotten, NEVER. Your brothers remember, they are making sure you are not forgotten and there really are no words I can say that would ever equate to your sacrifice.

Semper Fi, Marine and Rest in Peace."
CDR Julie Darling of Washington DC

"To the family of Corporal Squires,

I am just an average civilian with a brother in the military.

I have secured a flag and and installed a spotlight on your sons memorial sign on I 71 South.

I did this work for Corporal Squires recognition and to show you we the people are deeply greatful for his service.

God bless."
Poelking, Michael of Middleburg Heights, Ohio

"Remembering Brad on this Memorial Day 2013. Freedom is not free."
Devon's mom

"On this Memorial Day 2013 I wanted your family to no that you are always remembered and that we are thankful for our freedom."
db of Saint Anthony, Idaho, USA


You are ALWAYS REMEMBERED and your family is in our thoughts and prayers. THANK YOU!!!"

"06-09-2011 We are thinking of you and your family today. We will always REMEMBER!!!"
db of Saint Anthony, Idaho, USA

"It's been 5 years. You will Never be forgotten. God Bless You and Your Family."
Janet Seymour - Devon's Mom

We remember and keep your family in our hearts and prayers."
db of St. Anthony, Idaho

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com"
Scott Steiner of Gahanna, OH / USA

"I think of you and miss you everyday...You will never be forgotten!!!!"

"June 9th, 2009 and it has been four years. Not a day goes by that we don't think of our heroes. Freedom is not free but I promise it is a treasure I will never take for granite. We will always remember you and your family. Thank you!!!"
db of Saint Anthony, Id./USA

"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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Today is June 7th and I wanted to tell your family that you are always in our hearts and that you are remembered. It doesn't seem possible that so much time has passed because it still seems like just yesterday when there was a knock on the door and someone was there to tell us what had happened. On June 9th I hope you will feel our love and prayers and please know that you are not alone. Semper Fi"
Debbi Birch of Saint Anthony, Idaho/USA

"Dear Brad D. Squires and Family I hope you know that you are always in my thoughts and prayers. Each time I see an American flag I remember that FREEDOM has a price and that "all gave some and SOME GAVE ALL" You helped make the world a little better. Thank you again...."
db of St. Anthony, ID

"I will never forget you. You will forever be in my heart"
of cleveland

Waiting for it to start...
Watching as it ends...
Missing it between...
Wondering where it went.
Miss you and love you."
a believer of strongsville,oh,USA!

"To the family of:Brad D. Squires I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga"

"Dear Brad,
It has been almost two years since you left us and I still think about you every day. You were a great person and a wonderful friend. You will never be forgotten and will always be loved. Missing you so much."
April Doubler of North Royalton, OH

"you still make me laugh, damn i miss you, but i know you are looking out for all of us who were lucky enough to know you, rest in peace my friend"
kevin of cleveland, oh

"Brad,your birthday has passed and you've been on my mind alot latly!!! I know you come around! Weird things will apear or happen around the new house or in my van and i just know it's you reminding me your still with me!!! Somedays are still so hard for me but the memories i hold dear make me smile! Thanks for your ultament sacrafise so that we may live in freedom!!! May the war END SOON!!! I MISS YOU SOOOO MUCH!!! Until we meet again....
THANKS to ALL that remember that STEP family is STILL family and we greive just as much!!!!(spelling was never my best subject sorry)"
Melanie Cheshier(Step-Sis) of N.Ridgeville,Oh

"Miss you, Brad"
Angela of Akron, Ohio

I have been thinking of you a lot lately and missing you even more. I hope you know what an awesome impact you have had on my life. I promise to share all of our stories with my son, Brayden (named in honor of you). He will definately know you. I love and miss you "dude".
Elly (Cohill) King of Columbus, Ohio

"To Brad and Donna,
To those who got to know Brad he will forever be in ours and minds. Brad my Brother all those times we spent in the vehicle will never go for gotten and you will live on in my soul forever to care up there and I will see you when I get there. SEMPER FI. And to Donna want to express my sympathy to you and yours and want to say god speed."
Sgt Eric Waffler of Bedford, Ohio, USA

"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

Donna Squires of Middleburg Hts., Ohio

I can't believe is has been a year. We miss you very much! You are in our thoughts everyday! Charlie and I keep a picture of you in the girl's bedrooms. We do this, so they will always grow up knowing who their cousin Brad was. They will also grow up knowing the you gave your life for our freeedom.
We love you, Diane, Charlie, Kayla and Emma"
Diane McGuigan of Willowick, Ohio

"I miss ya Brad,I will be thinking of you tomorrow....."
brian asher of columbus ohio

"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 www.bradsquires.net"
Mom of Middleburg Hts., OH

"Brad, it seems to be an eternity since you left us,But the memories are as fresh as if they happened yesterday.Thier is no doubt that you are missed,respected,envied,and appreciated...i never knew how many pictures i had of us(with many other people) i had hanging on my wall....till you were gone. Everytime i look at them i remember...the camping trips.....long talks....cold beers...indian games...star wars....and all the excitement you brought to this world. We miss you brad,all of us do.I have never met anyone who could touch people like you could,and still can, have a good journey and don't cause to big of a ruckus or they might kick you out...at least wait for me......we love you...."
Chris Anagnostopoulos (AGNO) of olmsted falls, ohio

"Happy Birthday! I miss you and carry you with me every day. Words can not express the love and gratitude I feel for our friendship. Your presence in my life has truly been a blessing."
Maria of Cleveland, OH

"To MY Angel Brad,
I love you so much, I have lost a son on earth, and heaven has gained an angel. 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. I'm glad you are at peace. I Love You.
Love and Prayers,
Brad's Mother of Middleburg Hts., OH

"I have known Brad since I was in third grade.Being a Navy Vet and having a father currently serving in Iraq, I know what sacrafices and risks come with being in the military.Brad had a big heart,and knew how to make everybody laugh.He was a great person and a great Marine.He made the ultimate sacrafice for our country.I miss him,and I will come to pay respects to him from time to time.I miss you Brad,and I won't forget you."
Brian Asher/Navy Vet of Columbus,Ohio,USA

"My heart goes out the Dirks, the Squires, and Julie's family as today must be a bitter sweet day for you. While the reunions on television from Brad's batallion are heartwarming, it's difficult to watch knowing that Brad didn't come home with them.

We all grieve with you on this difficult day. Brad will never be forgotten because he is in our hearts and will appear in memories and miracles whenever we should need him.

We miss you Brad..."
of Berea, Ohio


I read the message you left on 9/18. Please know that as you think of Brad, miss him, and love him every second of the day, you have friends and family that think of and pray for you, Chad, and Donna every second of the day. You are not alone in your loss, you are not alone in your greif, and you are not alone in your sadness. As we welcome Brad's comrads home this week, please know that we are doing it in Brad's honor. For it is the Marine who did make the ultimate sacrifice that has made us more aware, more supportive, and more appreciative of the risk they are willing to take. As thousands welcome the Marines home, millions will always remember and be greatful to Brad and his family and the sacrifice you have all made, including his Marine brothers who fought on in his honor.

Brad is know longer suffering; it is those who he loved the most that still are. Please find peace in the fact that your friends and family will share your loss as long as you are willing to let us, will provide you with eternal support, and one day we will be welcomed to the land of our Lord, the streets of eternal peace, and be reunited with our hero, an American hero, Brad Squires.

The Marines saying is "the few, the proud, the Marines." I grew up thinking that the Marines made individuals live up to there standards. By knowing Brad, I have learned that the individuals who become Marines are the reason they can call themselves "the few, the proud, the Marines." The Marines don't make the few and the proud. It is the few, the proud, that make up the Marines."
of Columbia Station


"Dear Brad,
I am still in disbelief. When I went to your viewing, it was amazing to see through all of those pictures what your life truly was. Filled with so many loving people. I miss talking to you very much. I wish the best for your family and wife and your closest friends. Take care and watch over me too :)
With love and respect"
Kevin Joseph Kelly of Lakewood OH

"It is September 18,2005. Little brother, there is not a second of a day that goes by that I do not think of you! I miss and Love you!"
Jodie of Columbia Station

"Dear Brad,
I want to thank you for making a huge impact on my life and being an unbelievable friend to every person you met. I also thank you for the ultimate sacrifice you made! You have a huge space in my heart! I miss you and I love you forever!
Donna, Chad, Jody & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Just know how much Brad loved you all! He was the best! My prayers are with you all."
Jody Spitzer of Lakewood, OH USA

"Dear Brad,
I have known you and watched you grow up into an incredible man over the past years. A Man of Dignity, Honor and much Heroism. Everyone around could see that being a Marine gave you pride, being a Marine gave you comfort, being a Marine made you a hero both in life and in death.

What you were doing made a difference to not only those around you - but also to yourself.

Your death, just as your life, has touched us all - so much more then you will ever know. It gives me great comfort to know that you are still with us in spirit everyday. I am sure you are there with us as we continue to shed tears for our loss and with us when we laugh, as we remember the good times that we shared with you.

The pride that we feel when we speak of your many accomplishments will live on in each of us everyday, and know that your memory will never die or fade away.

Those that knew you the best and loved you the most...your brother and sister, uncle and especially your mom have experienced the greatest loss of their lives...please help them as they try to heal their broken hearts. Please help guide your neices and nephew as they grow up sharing memories of their energetic and loving uncle that will forever live on through them.

Brad, we love you, we miss you, but we will never, ever forget you. Thank you for everything that you have given to us over the 26 short years that we were lucky enough to have you in our lives. We are all better people having known you.

Brad - you had a T-Shirt that you wore, on it read ... "Many people go through life wondering if they have made a differece...The Marines don't wonder" ...and Brad, you have made a difference...but then again - you always made a difference!!!

Love Always to you!"
A Proud Friend That Will Forever Miss and Love You!

"BY Dsqesq on Jul 22, 2005
My war was VN, but I too am a Squires whose forefathers were Ohio farmers and patriots. These men, and the families they left, protected our liberties, fought the Revolution, rallied against the enemy of 1812, and, as brothers joining Union brothers, saved a divided country. And as far as I know, a Squires from Ohio has served in every war or conflict since.
I wish I had met Brad; he is probably much like my nephew - love of life and fearless in his pursuits. A joy to be with.
His star shines tonight, leaving us a loving, everlasting light.
God bless you all.
David Squires of Fort Worth, Texas

"To the Squire Family, Through tears I wish to offer you my deepest condolences. I read all the tributes about Brad and they show the great man he is and how he was loved. Brad is a true American Hero who will always be remembered and honored. May God Bless all of you."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

""The Final Inspection"

The soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?
"The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays
And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep,
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here,
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fears.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand.
" There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God,
"Step forward now, you soldier,
You've borne your burdens well,
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell.""
Karla of Kellermann"
One of many who admires our hero, Brad Squires of Columbia Station, OH

"I was a former co-worker of Julie's and eventually Brad's for a short time. In that short time I was on board with Brad, our restaurant experienced a make-over. His presence had an effect on everyone he came in contact with - both customers and employees. He brought in an energy and people were naturally drawn to him. I was fortunate enough to witness Julie and Brad's special bond as a couple in love and so excited to make that committment and marry. My heart goes out to you, Julie - I can't even imagine what you are going through right now, but I know God will give you the strength and support needed to make everyday a little easier with his memory. I thank God there are people out there such as Brad that are so selfless and so willing to put their lives on the line to protect and serve our country. His dedication is a true inspiration. God Bless!"
Sara Gustafson (former employee @ Houlihan's) of Strongsville, Ohio

"It is not our stocks and bonds we leave behind, it is our legends. This was in our church bulletin a few years back.We should always respect and remember those who have sacrificed their lives for freedom.Your son was truly an everyday hero whose legend will live on."
Joanne Rimac, RN,CAC,Wade Park VA of Cleveland, Ohio

"To the entire Squires family,
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you in your time of pain and tragedy. I remember Brad from the time he was 13 as a polite and kind teenager. He would always offer to take out my garbage and would spend time to talk to me in the evenings. He was such a special child who was not afraid to talk and carry on a conversation with adults. He was so special, I can not even begin to explain. I will miss you dearly. I will always remember our evening talks and you telling me about your girlfriend/wife Julie who you wanted me to meet. You told me you knew I would like her and how happy she made you. I will remember you always and you most definitely are so special to me and I know to so many others who you have come in contact with. Brad you are truly my American Hero and I am proud to have known you. You have touched my life in a way that I cannot even describe. I love you Brad and will miss you and think of you often. I hope you meet my son Steven up in Heaven as I know he would have loved you as I do. God Bless you Brad, I admire your courage and I honor you for defending our country."
Paula Young Baum-Neighbor of Middleburg Hts, OH

"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"
Donna Squires of Middleburg Hts., Ohio USA

"I am Lcpl Devon Seymour's mother. Devon died that day with your son, Lcpl Birch, Lcpl Chavez and Lcpl Keeling. I want you to know that you're in our prayers and that all five men were honored at our sons service. What a blessing for me to read the tributes to all five of these men and realize that my son was in the company of some of America's finest. Losing Devon was especially painful but I couldn't have asked for a better son. Devon and these men did what they could to protect our country and the people they loved. They are now safe in the Lord's hands and we'll see them again! God Bless You!"
Janet Seymour of St. Louisville, Ohio USA

"Brad, I can't tell you how proud I am of you. I am one of the fortunate people who knew you your entire life. I am even more fortunate that you considered me your cousin even though we are not related. I miss you very much and I think of you all the time. I don't think I ever saw you without a smile on your face, I'll probably miss that the most. God bless you and thank you for being my friend."
Mike Bernosky "cousin" of Fairview Park, OH

"Brad, you are a hero to many people. To Abby and I you are a very special soldier. We will never forget you, you hold a special place in our hearts. I was lucky to have moved next door to your mom(Donna)and get to know you and your wonderful family five years ago. We are all proud of you and will miss you so much. Especially your smile and kindness. God Bless You Brad."
Denise Brinks(Donna's neighbor) of Middleburg Hts, OH

"I miss you so very much
and think about you night and day
I try not to dwell
on the circumstances that took you away
Only twenty six years old
A young man in his prime
the world was your oyster
then you were taken before your time
You left behind a family
parents, siblings, and a wife
each and every one so proud of you
for freedom, you gave your life
Youre now called a hero
and that you'll always be
but even before your sacrifice
you were a hero to me"
John Murney (Brads cosuin) of Timberlake, Ohio

"Katie Gorten - your last posting touched me deeply. You left a very warm and loving message. Thank you, from Brad's cousin."
Christine (Dirk) Moore of Olmsted Falls, OH

"I have posted before, but I went to the wake on Thursday and met some of Brad's family and his wonderful wife, Julie. My heart ached for all of you and I hope you were able to take some comfort in a hug from a stranger. Seeing the enormous crowd made me realize how often we are remiss in letting people know how much they mean to us until it's too late. Brad certainly is a "hometown hero", but more importantly an American Hero....all of us there that night looked at pictures and remembered his mischevious grin, his contagious laugh, and his charismatic personality. We were able to remember Brad the friend, Brad the cousin, Brad the funny guy from math class, Brad the guy the underclass girls had a crush on, Brad the son, etc...and for some of us, it was the first chance we had to meet and remember another side of him...Brad the Marine. I'd like to think that he knows how many lives he's touched now, and is able to be with us all now through miracles.

Thank you to all of our American heroes...and thank you to Julie, the Dirks, the Squires and everyone special in Brad's life for giving up one very special individual for our country. His sacrifice, and your sacrifice, are too much for words.

While the next few weeks, months, and maybe even years will be difficult without him, take comfort in the turn out this weekend to say goodbye. You are not alone in your grief, and hundreds will rally once again should you ever need their comfort.

God bless."
Katie Gorton of Berea, Ohio

"Brad was a very sweet, funny, lively young man with one of the best laughs I have ever heard. I met him when I worked with him 3 years ago, and he was always so much fun to joke around with and always knew just what to say to cheer me up when I was having a bad day.

He was a great person, and he will be sorely missed."
Laura of Lakewood, Ohio

"Thank you Brad, for your service and devotion. I am thankful everyday for the freedoms you have given your life for, to protect the freedom of every American. I am forever grateful. Best wishes and thanks to the Squires family."
Nicole (Wintrich) Kaiser of Dayton, OH, USA

"many thoughts and prayers are with the squires family, although I did not know him personally my husband is a Marine and being a part of the Marine family I went and stood along Bagley Rd to pay respects.. CPL Squires is truley is an American Hero.. Thank you !!! Semper Fi"
Mary of Brook Park Ohio

"No mountains too high, for you to climb
All you have to do is have some climbing faith
No rivers too wide, for you to make it across
All you have to do is believe it when you pray

And then you will see, the morning will come
And everyday will be bright as the sun
All of your fears cast them on me
I just want you to see...

I’ll be your cloud up in the sky
I’ll be your shoulder when you cry
I’ll hear your voices when you call me
I am your angel
And when all hope is gone, I’m here
No matter how far you are, I’m near
It makes no difference who you are
I am your angel
I’m your angel

I saw the teardrops, and I heard you cry
All you need is time, seek me and you shall find
You have everything and you’re still lonely
It doesn’t have to be this way, let me show you a better day

And then you will see, the morning will come
And all of your days will be bright as the sun
So all of your fears, just cast them on me
How can I make you see...

I’ll be your cloud up in the sky
I’ll be your shoulder when you cry
I’ll hear your voices when you call me
I am your angel
And when all hope is gone, I’m here
No matter how far you are, I’m near
It makes no difference who you are
I am your angel
I’m your angel

And when it’s time to face the storm
I’ll be right by your side
Grace will keep up safe and warm
And I know we will survive

And when it seems as if your end is drawing near
Don’t you dare give up the fight
Just put your trust beyond the sky...

I’ll be your cloud up in the sky
I’ll be your shoulder when you cry
I’ll hear your voices when you call me
I am your angel
And when all hope is gone, I’m here
No matter how far you are, I’m near
It makes no difference who you are
I am your angel
I’m your angel"

-excerpt from "I'm Your Angel" by Celine Dion

May God be with you and give you strength during this difficult time. Brad was a wonderful person who touched so many lives, and he will be missed. He and his family will always be in my prayers. May we all meet again someday in Heaven."

"Donna, my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your precious son. My son was serving with Brad in Weapons Company. When I saw you at the funeral home on Thursday night, my heart ached for you. I will pray for you to have the strength to get through this. I know how proud you were of Brad. All of us moms know. From reading the posts on this site, it looks like Brad was a great guy and that everybody loved him. But of course nobody loved him like you did. Nobody. All the Weapons Company moms share the pain of your great loss."
Proud Marine Mom of Twinsburg, OH

"Our prayers go out to John & Darla Dirk , Chad, the Squires Family and close friends. I am honored to walk our city streets knowing there are more people like Brad out there defending our Country. May you find peace in this horrific time of your lives. GOD BLESS!"
Fisher Family of Berea, OH USA (and PROUD)

"Everyday an American Solder is killed defending our freedom and the country we live in. They fight a good fight they believe in.

Everyday another mother cries as she has to say goodbye to her darling child.

Everyday we ask ourselves why? Why now? Why there? Why can’t all our men and women in the armed forces come home? Our questions go unanswered, as more solders are sent overseas.

Everyday we pray. Pray for the solders in action, pray for the fallen heroes.

Everyday we miss you more and more; we remember how you have touched each and everyone of our lives.

The way you lit up the room as you entered with a smile.

The way you loved life and every moment of it.

You sang off key and marched to a beat of a different drummer.

You’ll always be Remembered, Never forgotten.

You’ll live eternally in our memories and hearts as you watch from above and protect the ones you love.

You are a true American hero that gave his life for all of ours.

Cpl. Brad D. Squires a True American Hero to all that knew him and a Guardian Angel to all he loves."
Ashley Johnson of Cleveland, OH

"To Brad and his family,
Brad was a great man and a great friend to many. He will be missed by all that knew him and were toched by him. Always remember that he was doing what he loved and for those that he loved. Blessed be for your hearts as well as his, remember him as a hero and he will stand tall as he watches over you."
Tiffani(Morgan) and James Shukaitis of Akron, Ohio USA

"How do you put 26 years into a few lines? Brad you were my "other brother". When my mom's best friend, Ivy married your dad, we became siblings of sorts. I remember walking around Berea High trying to convince our friends that we really were related. You would smile your goofiest smile and say, "Dude, we really are brother and sister... don't we look alike!?" You were always such a comedian. You will be greatly missed. I don't remember a time when you weren't smiling, joking, laughing, or comforting those around you. You always had a way of bringing people together. It has been such a honor to have known you. I will miss you tremendously, but I take comfort in knowing that you are watching over us all. May God Bless you and your family. And THANK YOU for paying the ultimate sacrifice for all of us. Love you always,"
Elly (Cohill) King and Michael King of Columbus, Ohio USA

"My heart sank as I heard the news. That name, "Brad Squires". I know that name. Ah yes, now I remember... Brad Squires and my son, Nick, had become fast and furious friends many years ago back in Berea, OH. For a time, I heard the name, Brad Squires, constantly around my house. Brad was a wonderful friend to my son and for that I will be forever grateful and thankful. I remember him as a very nice, bright, handsome and polite young man. My condolences and deepest sympathy goes out to the entire Squires family. You are all in my prayers. There is no doubt in my mind that Brad grew up to be a very wonderful, talented and special person. He will always be loved and remembered, even by those whose lives he touched only briefly. It deeply saddened me to have to break the news to Nick. My heart goes out to the family of this very special young man. God Bless You Brad! You will be greatly missed, even by those who haven't had the pleasure of your presence in many years. God Speed to you Brad Squires!"
Christy Brent of Lakewood, Ohio, USA

"I just wanted to give my condolences to the family. I knew Brad for a long time due to the fact he was one of my brother's best friends growing up. I can remember all the times him and the rest of their crew would spend countless days at my house, summer after summer. And he was probably one of the nicest. I have a lifetime of good memories that I will always remember about him, funny stories that I still remember like it happened yesterday. I haven't seen him in about a year. The last time I had it was at Barbarino's. I worked with his sister, and him and his mom would always come in. I will always remember him, especially as I glance through my photo albums to remember all of the past."
Carri Simon of Parma Heights, OH

"I would like to send my deepest sympathy to the family of Brad. Brad was a great person who I knew for a long time, we grew up on the same street. We became immediate friends. All of the kids who lived on the street were inseperable at times. When Brad went to high school, he starting hanging out with his friends from high school but always made it a point to let them know that we were his freinds and that they were to always remember that! He was a very protective person to people who he cared about. Brad always had a way with people and made sure that if someone was down, he would bring them back around. Always making people laugh! He was always helping people, I remember the time that his neighbor had a heart attack and Brad kicked in his air conditioner and saved the mans life. He made no big deal out of it, just said that he knew what he had to do. And I know that Brad did what he knew he had to do in Iraq. I don't think he would of had it any other way. He was a brave person, never letting his fear show. And that is what made him so stong! He will always be remembered and missed more than words can say. He meant A LOT to a lot of people and left long lasting impressions on everyone that he met! I love you Brad and I will miss you! You will ALWAYS be remembered and always hold a special place in my heart! For you were like a brother to me! I love you!"
Kelli Kusky of Middleburg Hts, Oh

"To the Squires Family: Its been a while since i've seen brad. About ten years to be exact. We went to high school together, and i am so glad i had gotten a chance to know him. Brad was a Great person. He never was mean like some kids could be and would do anything to help you if he could. I know he turned out to be a great man, a great husband, and a great soldier. Thank You brad for making the ultimate sacrifice, and keeping our country free and safe. You will never be forgotten."
Tiffany Kozak of Berea, Ohio


"Brad was my cousin and I know that as far as family goes we weren't very close, but it doesn't make it any less hard for me to bare. My heart aches for Julie, Uncle Bruce, Ivy, and Donna as well as the rest of the family. Over the past few days I've heard stories about Brad and I've read the nicest things people have written about him. I am so truly proud to say that he was my cousin, and no words could ever even come close to honoring him for his sacrifice for all of us. He is already greatly missed by many, and he will never ever be forgotten. Thank you Brad and my you rest in peace, my cousin, but most of all my Hero."
Laura K. Squires, cousin of Rocky River, Ohio

"To: Donna & Family: My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you. I also, watched Brad grow up on our street in Middleburg Hts and become a find young man. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Brad will always have a special place in all of our hearts."
Joyce Cashin of Middleburgh Hts., Ohio

"To Donna, Chad, Jodie and the Squires' Family: As a childhood friend of Chad, I have never forgotten the cute little boy that always wanted to play with his older brother and his friends. Little Brad always did something to make me laugh. My wife (Jessica) and I send our deepest sympathy and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you Brad for keeping our country safe! I salute you."
Lieutenant Luke Perciak (US Coast Guard) of Voorhees, NJ/USA

"Semper Fi, Brad . Our Marine, Our Hero. Integrity, Dignity and Loyalty. A gentleman and a Wonderful Man. Our lives are better for knowing you and you have touched us all. The Angels wrapped their arms around you and brought you home. Your arms are wrapped around our hearts forever."
Every American

"I went to High school with Julie, and I heard of this sad news the other day. Julie, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you and give you strength in this difficult time."
Allyson Jackson of Grafton, OH

"As a work friend of Brad's Mother, Donna, words are inadequate to address this loss. I uplift you all in prayer and in memory of a precious life that helped change a struggling world."
Michael McCallian of Cleveland, Ohio


"I work with Brad's aunt Donna and know he was loved and will be held dear in your hearts forever. The memories you hold shall be with you forever. NO ONE can take this from you. As well as knowing your husband and son gave us the greatest gift of freedom. For this I need to thank you."
Gail (Anthony's pizza) of Brooklyn, Ohio

"I myself never new this young man, but i have a friend jessica wilson rosbury who did. she talked very highly of brad. I would just like his family to know they are in my prayers everynight and may god bless them through this time your husband and what he did for the usa will always be remembered in my heart Brad was one of the few the proud he was a Marine and as a wife of a former marine and now tsgt in the airforce i wish you all the love and prayers in the world. may god bless you and your fanilies."
Burnette family of Moody AFB , Georgia

"To Brad's family: I remember Brad as a young man full of passion and love of life. I am awed by his decision to serve his country and protect his loved ones at the risk of losing his life. I feel honored to have known him and my heart goes out to you for your loss. May God surround you with peace and light"
Susan Rowlance of Avon Lake OH

"Julie&Family,Brad was a great guy, and a loving person,he will be missed alot,but never forgotton,he will always be in my prayers.He did our country proud!!Love his Houlihans friend,Kellie Im here for you!!"
Kellie Kulka of Strongsville,Ohio,USA

"You are in our thoughts and prayers during this tough time. We love you very much and are praying for you all."
Love, Scot, April and Alex Helber of Reynoldsburg, ohio

"To the family and friends of Brad:
Take comfort in the messages and the prayers of those who love you and love Brad. We are forever grateful to Brad, who loved us enough to give his life for our freedom. God Bless"
Gail Cohill of Berea, Ohio 44017

"I didn't have a good chance to get to know Brad, but in the time I spent with him, I knew how great of a person he was. He was so full of life and I knew he would do anything for the people he loved. He always had a big smile on his face and stars in his eyes. I went to school with his wife Julie and i can't even imagine the pain she is going through, they were perfect for each other! Brad had a way of making people laugh for the strangest reasons. He made me laugh everytime I talked to him. Brad lost his life doing what he loved, and although he's gone, he will never be forgotten for the sacrafice he made for US! All of us have one more angel looking over us and his name is Marine Cpl. Brad D. Squires.

Brad I know Thank You isn't saying enough, but THANK YOU! You will be forever missed but never forgotten!
Kelly Nubbie of Grafton, Oh.

"Brad,"step" brother doesn't seem right after so many years...your my BROTHER! This is hard to do with out crying. Thank you for all the memories...thank you for being the country's hero,MY HERO!How do you buy the right fathers day card for a man that has just lossed his son, been your 2nd dad for ever,ALWAY'S there for you,and always just trying to be the best he can be?There is no card out there that says "I'm sorry for your loss and happy Father's Day"! "I LOVE YOU and THANKS" Bruce. Julie,Chad and Jody you are always in my thoughts and heart...you are FAMILY!"
Melanie Cheshier(stepSister) of Strongsville,Oh

"I know I have left a message here before but there is so much more that I wanted to say. When I met Brad we were in middle school, he was such a goof. He also had such a wonderfull careing side that he had no problem showing. As we got to high school football became our common ground. I was a trainer and Brad was on the team. Win or loose Brad found the humor in any game. In class he knew how to cut the tension. He would wait intill it was perfectly quiet and say "It's 1:22 and it's cold as heck in here!" Everyone would laugh. It has been atleast 4 years sinse I have seen my friend but, I still think of him like it was yesterday. Now I know that he is with all of us everyday, to watch out for us, and to send us a smile when we need it."
Jessica (Wilson) Rosbury of Moody AFB GA

"To Brad: Thank you

To his wife, dad and stepmom, step-siblings, siblings, mother, and all his family: He knows deep in his heart how much you love him."
Linda of El Segundo, CA

"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!!!"
Shawn Cheshier (step brother) of Lodi, Ohio

"Julie, Nancy, Paul, Mike,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I have cried everyday for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. No words I write can ease your pain, but God will carry you though it. Love you."
Allan and Holly Helber of Beaver, Ohio

"To the family and friends of Corporal Brad D. Squires,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort in love's everlasting connection.

In the Support section of this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and caring Americans from all over the United States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom. Please use our link and register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts "
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca USA

"Dear Donna and family - I remember Brad as a young boy when you first moved to Middleburg Heights. What a brave and handsome young man he grew up to be. Please accept my sympathies and my "thanks" to Brad for serving us all! You are in my thoughts and prayers!"
Tammy Seals of Middleburg Heights, OH

"I haven't seen Brad in probably 9 years. When I watched the news and heard of his death, I was astonished. Seeing him in uniform compared to remembering him all those years ago as a teenager just blew my mind. He was one handsome man, just like he was the years ago I knew him. Growing up and going through life, when you catch back up with people you knew as a kid you always hear stories about being married now, or having children, moving away...like I had. Yet when something like this happens, and you find out someone you knew long ago became a Marine, served his country, and passed on for the freedom of others...there's a sense of pride and sadness all in one. I wish I would of gotten to know Brad as an adult, like I had when we were teens. I can imagine he was as cool now as he was then. Brad just had something about him, he obviously carried into adulthood. Just a certain something. No accomplishments any of us make in life will achieve what he had. So getting to know him at any point in this life makes me hold a great deal of pride. I look at my own husband now, an Army Specialist hurt on active duty being sent home and leaving the military due to his injuries, and I'm thankful. When things like this happen you learn to appreciate what they do for us that much more.

I wish Brad's family all the blessings in the world. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Please just know that because of men and women like Brad, someone like me will cherish their freedom and those who fight for it even more so. I'll hold onto the memories of him, they are special. All my love."
The Blake Family of Cleveland, Ohio

"Our Dear Brad, there's a hole in our hearts that will stay forever..you have always been our heroe and we have always been proud of you...but you knew that (like your Dad & I would tell you,"keep it in the deepest part of your heart"!!). Our prayers to all the families and friends of all our fallen heroes. Noone should have to experience this pain. God be with us all. I couldn't have loved you more!!!"
Dad & Ivy Squires (your other Mom) of Wellinton, Ohio

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can
steal. Our hearts grieve with you."
Tim & Tracie Stoner of Akron, OH

"My heart breaks for you and your family, Julie. Know that my thoughts and the thoughts and love of all of your former coworkers are with you."
Amber of GN Buffalo, North Olmsted, Ohio

"It is a great privilege for me to leave this message and my heart goes out to the Squires family, during this time. I did not know Brad, but my prayers are with him and the Squires family. I would personally like to thank Brad for serving in uniform to show the world that those of us in American who believe in freedom and liberty so strongly are willing, like our forefathers, to fight for those principles just as generations of Americans have done in the past, with great sacrifice and honor. This nations and these times have created yet another generation of heroes and Brad, a Marine is among the greatest of heroes!"
Tim Godlove, Master Chief, (Ret), U.S. Navy of Arlington, VA

"I saw this on the web and I wanted to share it with others...

The Midwest Supermodified Association is deeply saddened for the loss of Marine Corporal Brad Squires of Middlesburg Heights, Ohio. While serving with the Fourth Marine Division, Twenty-fifth Regiment, Third Battalion based out of Akron, Ohio, Squires was killed in action along with four others in a roadside attack eighty miles north of Baghdad in Iraq.

Squires was an aspiring supermodified driver who entered his first race in the 2004 season with the Midwest Supermodified Association. Squires was the nephew of long time supermodified driver John Dirk of Berea, Ohio. It was Squires intent to continue is racing career after his service to our country was finished.

The entire Dirk and Squires’ families have the prayers and deepest sympathies of the entire supermodified and racing community.""
A classmate of Brad's of Berea, Ohio

"Mourn not the loss of this fine young man, but smile for have known him and walked with him during his short time on earth. Keep the glow of his memories close in your heart and he will live forever. A man only dies when he is forgotten. Our prayers and thoughts are with Julie and family."
Street/Taylor Family of Grafton, OH USA

"You will always be in our prayers and your family too. Thanks for serving your country. We love you."
Joann Rienerth & family of Berea, Ohio USA

"No words seem to come for such deep sorrow. Just know that God is always present. My prayers go out to you and your family."
Allison Lockhart of QM Brecksville

"Brad was my hero. He defended the freedom that we as americans have today. On behalf of my family we are so proud of him. Our country has lost a great man."
sharon squires (sister-inlaw) of brookpark ohio

"My Brother, My Friend, My Hero That will never be forgotten!!!!!!! I Love and Miss you so much, Brad!!!! 26 years of great memories is what I hold close to my heart! On behalf of the family I would like to thank everyone for there support!"
Jodie Bogdan (Sister) of Columbia Station,OH

"My heart goes out to John and Donna Dirk and the rest of the Squires family. I wasn't fortunate to have met him and I wish I had. Brad's sacrifices will never be forgotten. He's a hero and I know he will be looking out for all of us. Rest in Peace and God Speed buddy!!!"
Chris Meyers of Amherst, Ohio

"Brad was the type of person that had an aura around him. He could light up a room with just a smile. You are our shining star now and will always smile down on us. Thank you."
Christensen Family of Lagrange, OH / USA

"I didn't get to know Brad very well, but i was fortunate enough to go to Julie and Brad's wedding. At the reception Brad and the groomsmen lined up on the dance floor and started dancing to the "I'm too sexy" song. I really love that memory of just everyone laughing and having a wonderful time. Memories are what keeps us strong. My thoughts and prayers are with the family."
K. Denslow of Elyria, OH

"My deepest regrets go out to the Squires family. I knew Brad very well. He will always hold a special place in my heart.Anyone who knew Brad knew what a genuine person he was.He will be greatly missed.He made a huge impact on mine and my brother's life.My brother is also a Marine, and the two of them would talk for hours about their dedication to our Country.Brad thank you for everything you are truely one of a kind.I will never forget you."
Jenn of LaPorte,IN/USA

"Dear Aunt Donna, Julie, Chad, Sharon, Little Chad, Cassidy, Jodie, Mike, & Lexie: May you find comfort in knowing that Brad is now with Grandma Dirk and Uncle Ricky in heaven. He is our angel. We will all miss our cousin deeply. He made the ultimate sacrifice for his family and his country. We love you!"
Christine, Walt, Alex, & Ryan Moore of Olmsted Falls, OH, USA

"To Brad and Squires Family:

Words cannot even express the sadness I feel that Brad is gone. We were co-workers at Prospect Title, although I only new him for less than 2 yrs you get to know someone pretty good. Brad was so sweet and funny, he loved to give people in the office a hard time then watch their expressions and just laugh. He laughed alot. My prayers are with you and I will never forget you and what you gave up for our Country. We your excoworkers will never forget Brad."
Patti Lauria of Thompson, Ohio

"I went to High School with Brad and am sill in shock to hear of this tradgedy. I will always remember cutting class in the winter to go sledding at devil's hill! Dude, you will be missed. My thoughts are with his family."
Courtney Clough of Brunswick, Ohio

"Dear family and friends,
We thank you for your compassionate thoughts of Brad and your concern for us in this ever so difficult time. It means a great deal to us. Brad touched so many other's lives in his short lifetime. We would like his remembrance to live on.
A Cpl. Brad D. Squires Scholarship Fund had been established, care of,
Ripepi and Sons Funeral Home
18149 Bagley Road
Middleburg Heights, Ohio
Thank you from our heart,
The Squires and Brandyberry Families"
Squires/Brandyberry Family of Middleburg Heights, Ohio

"Brad was a very awesome person. I too worked with Brad at my old job. When he would walk down the hallway I remember we would make up our own dance moves and he would always yell "your beautiful" from the movie Happy Gilmore with Adam Sandlers. Brad also would try to do cartwheels down the hallways :)When he did not feel like driving all the way back to the office to drop off a package he would stick in in our door. Sometimes it was raining and the 50+ pages got wet but come on, it was Brad :) he always made me and everyone around laugh. When he was talking about proposing to his girlfriend at the time, I remember us looking at him and we all new he was in love when he talked about her. It was his "lady" his sweetheart. I remember Brad screaming and yelling on the phone after a signing and I would laugh, when he was having car troubles and had to get a new car and we would all just laugh and ask if he would be in by 10:00am. He would hang up on us. My fiance and I would go into Red Robin and he would sit and make us laugh through out whole meal. Brad was such a good guy and we will remember him forever. I am glad that I had the chance to work with him and get to know him as a person. I send love and ask god to bless Brad, his family and everyone that ever knew him. A sweetheart that will be remembered forever. I ask god sometimes why he does certain things to us and why he test us in such ways. Thank you Brad for fighting for all of us here in the States. Teresa"
Teresa Galuszynski of Parma, Ohio

"I worked with Brad a few years ago when him and John Trexler (Also a soldier) were closing agents for our old company. It was always a pleasure to have him in the office. He was a good person to talk to and had that sarcastic humor that you learned to love. Brad, you are and always will be missed and loved by sooooo many people."
Karoline Galuszynski (from Prospect Title) of Cleveland, Ohio

"Donna,Julie,Chad,and Jodie; Words don't seem to fit the pain and sadness we all feel. As an "honorary" member of your beautiful family, I am so proud of Brad for making the decisions he did and believing in his mission. Those of us left behind will never be the same without his smile and sense of humor. We will hold onto the memories and as we told Cassidy "Uncle Brad is our angel now." Brad loved his family more then anything in the world, Julie his beautiful bride has a tough road ahead. Brad please know we will take care of her. Those of us who's lives you touched are better people for having known the power of your smile. Until we are all together you and Uncle Rick try to keep the noise down. Forever in all of our hearts. We all love you Brad....May you have the peace in eternity that you were trying to achieve for the people of Iraq.
Thank You!"
Sharon of Gilbert, Arizona

"I didnt know Brad but I did go to school with his wife Juile! She was always so proud of him. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Juile we will always be here for you!!"
Ashley Heinold of Lorain, Ohio

"Brad was our hero - our family grieves for his loss, he was one of our own, our family. Our hearts break for his wife, his parents, his siblings, his family and his friends. The loss of Brad will affect us for the rest of our lives and we are proud that he was a Squires. He's still our Marine, our Angel, always watching over us all."
Squires Family of Rocky River, Ohio

"My sympathy goes out to Julie, Donna and the entire Squires Family. I went to highschool with Brad and I read a few months back in the Sun News he was being shipped out I prayed for him everyday. And everytime I heard this song by Toby Keith (country) I thought of him.
"Hey, I'm solid, hey I'm steady, hey, I'm true down to the core
And I will always do my duty no matter what the price
I've counted up the cost, I know the sacrifice
Oh, and I don't want to die for you
but if dyin's asked of me
I'll bear that cross with honor
'cause freedom don't come free

I'm an American soldier, an American
beside my brothers and my sisters I will proudly take a stand
When Liberty's in jeopardy, I will always do what's right
I'm out here on the front line
Sleep'in in peace at night
American soldier, I'm an American"

His bravery and strength will never be forgotten."
Tara Hintz (Gralish) of Elyria, OH

"Squires’ Family

Peace and God’s comfort be with you through this difficult time. No words can express how much sadness we all felt to hear of this great lost. But please know that we all mourn with you. Brad, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heard for the sacrificed you made for our freedom. Semper Fi"
Tammy & Mitch of Canal Fulton, OHIO

"The Squire Family,

My thoughts and prays are with you and your family during these difficult times. May GOD sustain you, and may your faith remain strong. Celebrate Brad’s life, and know that you will see him again one day! I love you guys. God Bless."
nadine batie of silver spring maryland

"Donna, there are no words to describe the sadness I felt upon learning about Brad's untimely passing. It was just the day before when we were discussing him and the rest of your family. My heart is at half staff, and my prayers are for you and your family. I can't forget the one thing you kept emphasizing in our conversation, you said "I AM SO PROUD OF BRAD". All americans should be proud of his sacrifice to protect us and our freedom. Love ya."
Troy Fultz (MDM) of Cleveland,Oh

"I am so sorry to hear about Brad. He was very special to all that he came in contact with, including myself. He will be missed dearly by everyone who knew him. I remember his antics growing up. I used to hang out with him when he lived with his grandma over on West. He always brightened my day and always will."
Erin Leighliter (Marshall) of Parma Heights, OH

"Somewhere, Brad's journey continues ...
On a path that stretches over the stars,
On a river that flows with memories,
As his exuberent spirit soars into the LIGHT."
Colin's Mom of North Olmsted, Ohio

"To the Squires Family:
Brad gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country. We have been part of the Squires family for many years now and we want you to know that Brad is in a better place. Brad will never be forgotten. Stay strong and support each other during this time. Remember, Brad is watching. May God bless your family. We love you all!"
Deric and Tamekia Williams of Solon, Ohio


"I was lucky enough to marry into Brad's family, and proud to call him cousin and friend. Every time I hear my children laugh and play, I'll remember the freedom my man has provided for us!! Here's to you Brad, and I'll catch you on the flip side!"
Charlie McGuigan of Willowick, Ohio USA

"My heart will always be warmed by the thought of his freckles,sweet cheeks when he smiled,and the sound of his laugh.My life is better for having Brad in it.Every memory of him is golden, just like his heart and love for all his family.I am blessed to have dubbed him my "little bro". Mammacita, Grandma,Chad, Jodie, Brad,
Uncle John,Sharon,Mike,Lexie,Lil Chad,Cassidy, you all mean the world to me.Thank you for enriching my life with so much joy and love.I forever have the greatest respect and love for you.To the world-these are the finest, most generous,hardworking&respectable family.They are the defintion of the American Dream.Please remember Brad as not only a hero but the funniest, most empathetic, and best looking "little bro" a gal could ask for.God Bless the Squires...the "Bradstar"...and the USA. Jeannie Soley(her son is in Iraq) said it best in a sign made for Brad and those who went with him," All gave some......and some gave all.God Bless Cpl.Squires, Lepl.Seymour, Lepl Keeling
Semper Fi""
Julie Cronlotac of Strongsville,OH,USA

"I went to High School with Brad and he was the funniest guy I know. It is an Honor that he fought for us. My prayer and thoughts are with his new wife and family. May he live on forever in peace.."
Gina Ramsey of Cleveland Ohio

"Thanks for all the great childhood memories! BRAD, I MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU VERY MUCH!!!!"
Olivia Cheshier (step-sister) of Brunswick, Ohio

"Brad, I thank you so much for all you have sacrificed. Memorial Day will forever be your day in my heart and I will teach my daughter that she is safe at night because of you. You are truly a hero. My daily prayers are with your family and friends."
Erin White of Brunswick, Ohio

"Brad , you are my personal hero sacrificing you life for the wellbeing of the lives of everyone around you. I will never forget you, my thoughts and prayers are with your family as they grieve. You mother should be so proud. Donna, Jodie, Chad, Julie may you find the strength to get through this."
Kristin Schulte of Strongsville, OH

"I did not know Brad but my son did and has talked about what a wonderful person he was. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and his family as they go through this most difficult time. May you know that the sacrifice was not and will not be forgotten by those that knew him and who love our country. May God bless him and his loved ones always."
Joyce M. Bostwick of Berea, Ohio, USA

"I knew Brad from high school. I graduated one year after him, and I used to cheer him on when he was a football player at Berea High. I am so saddened to hear of his passing and my thoughts and prayers are with his family. He was a good man, always a friendly face and smile. May Jesus be with him in paradise."
Jessica Mariotti of Rancho Cucamonga, California

"To Brad and family God bless you all for everything. I will will rememdber Brad and the fun we had as children and then again as teenagers in high school. Brad was always a great person and always with such high spirit. I am sorry about the loss and I understand completely too well. Thank you Brad for so bravely serving our country, and thanks to his family for your strength and compassion. May god be with you always."
SSGT Stephanie Yuschak USAF, Fire Fighter of Charleston AFB, SC, USA

"Brad was always one of the people that could make me smile. He even found a way to make math class fun. As his friend I will miss him forever and he can never be replaced. As a military wife, I am proud to say I had the chance to know him, that I am honnered that he served our country, and that my heart goes out to his wife and his family. God be with you all."
Jessica (Wilson) Rosbury of Moody AFB, Georgia

"My prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Your son will never be forgotten. Thanks hero!"
Proud 3/25 Marine Sister of Massillon, Ohio

Will always be someone whose memory brings a smile to my face. He was a man who truly loved life, and loved making others feel loved, and cared for. Knowing he made the ultimate sacrifice of dying for our freedom's does not surprise me at all, but instead re-confirms what I have known all along, Brad is a truly remarkable individual! My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, and friends and his new wife. I hope that the love all have shared on this website for Brad, helps to carry you through this tough, tough time. May you all feel the love and happiness Brad always brought to so many lives. Thank you Brad for volunteering to serve our country, and thank you to his family for making the sacrifice of a loved one."
Jim Bostwick of Berea, OH, USA

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to Julie, the Squires family and the Brandyberry family. Although we did not know Brad well, it was always clear how happy he made Julie, and how much he was looking forward to sharing his life with her. He was a great guy and will never be forgotten."
Amy and Craig Hicks of Pataskala, OH

"To the Squires Family:
When I think of fond memories of high school, Brad always comes to mind first! He was such a fun, warmhearted person. Please know that he is missed by all who knew him and his memory will always bring smiles. The fact that he made such a sacrifice for us all shows what a wonderful person he was. Thank you simply isn't even enough..."
Katie Gorton of Berea, Ohio

"It has been a long time since our paths have crossed but I remember Brad as a caring and thoughtful friend. My thoughts and prayers are with the Squires family and his new wife. May you remember him as the wonderful man that gave his life for you & me. Thank you Brad."
Vicki Chismar (Albietz) of Brunswick,OH

"My cousin Brad is truely a hero in my eyes, he died for his country. Brad loved being a marine. Brad you will always be in our hearts and minds, you will never be forgotten. We love you always and forever. Aunt Donna, Julie, Chad, Sharon, Little Chad, Cassidy, Jodie, Mike and Lexie my thoughts and prayers are with you all. We love you."
Diane, Charlie, Kayla and Emma McGuigan of Willowick, Ohio

"My thoughts and prayers go out to Brad's wonderful wife, the Squires family, and the Brandyberry family. Cherish the memories that you shared with Brad, and I am deeply sorry for your loss."
Kate Denslow of Elyria, OH

"My deepest sympathy to the Squires Family. Brad was an incredible person and a great friend. He so enjoyed life and brought so much laughter to those who knew him. I dont understand this at all, but I do know his love will still burn brightly within all of us."
Kevin Joseph Kelly of Lakewood, OH

"Our wars are fought by the young, bright, courageous youth of our nation. Brad was no different. A bright young man, newlywed looking forward to returning and starting his family with a loving wife. Brad was a proud Marine, wanting to serve amongst the best and being the best. He like so many before him and most likely many to follow paid the ultimate sacrafice for US, his countrymen and family. Brad is gone but he will never, ever be forgotten. All our love and prayers to his parents, extended family and most of all to his wife. God bless Brad Squires and God bless the U.S.A for which he laid down his life.

Wayne Squires"
Wayne Squires of ohio

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. America will forever honor your Hero.
The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the sacrifice that was made and we will NEVER FORGET.
God Bless your family and please know that you are not alone.
All of our prayers are with you."
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays of Massillon, Ohio

"RIP Devil Dog....

J and T USMC"

"My heart and prayers go out to the family, friends and comrades of Brad. God be with you."
Marine MOM 3/25/4th of western NY


Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Brad will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"To The Squires Family,
Our Family, Our City, Our Country grieves with you. We are so saddened by your loss. Your Soldier is OUR HERO! We will never forget him or the others who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless You and your Brave Marine..Semper Fi!!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN 6/10/05

"We are so saddened by Brad's loss - words can not describe what your family is going through now. Our thoughts and prayers will encompass your wife, parents and entire family and the friends in your life. You will not be forgotten - not ever - for your sacrifice - for volunteering to serve in the Marine Corps - for answering your call to duty."
A 3/25 Weapons Co Wife of Akron OH

"Marine Cpl. Brad D. Squires, "thank you" isn't enough for the ultimate sacrifice you gave to each of us. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family during this difficult time."
Jerry & Toni Longville of Akron, Ohio

"Thank you Brad Squires, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the family and friends of Cpl. Brad Squires:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Brad for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Cpl. Brad Squires:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Brad, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on