Brad D. Squires joined the United States Marines in 1999. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, from Akron, Ohio. On June 9, 2005 Brad (26), died as a result of an explosion while conducting combat operations with the 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, in Haqlaniyah, Iraq. Brad is a hero to his family and our country. Brad gave the ultimate sacrifice for what he believed in to protect freedom for the American people. With the help of the American people, donations to the Cpl Brad Squires Memorial Fund will help build and preserve a memorial on Old Oak Boulevard, Middleburg Hts., Ohio, for all the men and women in Ohio that have given their lives protecting our country’s freedom during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and to help continue to carry on their names. The fund will also contribute to activities that will have a positive impact on life in our community.