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Funeral set for Ft. Thomas vet killed in Kabul


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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