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    Ft. Thomas native killed in Afghanistan

    Friday, May 17 2013 9:50 PM EDT2013-05-18 01:50:07 GMT
    A soldier from Fort Thomas, Ky. has died in Afghanistan on Thursday. Michael A. Bradford was a graduate of Highlands High School. FOX19.com will update this story as we learn more. Copyright 2013 WXIX.More >>
    A civilian contractor from Fort Thomas, Ky. was one of 15 people killed in an explosion that occurred Thursday in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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FT. THOMAS, KY (FOX19) -

A civilian contractor from Fort Thomas, Ky. was one of 15 people killed in an explosion that in Kabul, Afghanistan last Thursday.

Michael R. Bradford was a 2005 graduate of Highlands High School and an Army veteran. He was deployed four times as a soldier and contractor. 

Late Wednesday evening, Bradford's remains arrived at the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport. 

From there, his body was taken to a local funeral home by police escort and a motorcade of family and friends.

Bradford was married to Sasha Cantrell, who was also a graduate of Highlands High School. The couple had relocated to Georgia.

A week before he left for Afghanistan, the couple found out they were expecting a son.

The visitation for Michael Bradford will be Friday at the Ft. Thomas Mess Hall from 4:00 until 7:30.  

Funeral services will begin at 7:30. He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. 

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