Spc Michael Andrade
  • 28 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 16, 1975
  • Date of passing: Sep 24, 2003
Let the memory of Spc Michael be with us forever

28, of Bristol, Rhode Island; attached to the 115th Military Police Company, U.S. Army National Guard; died Sept. 24 of injuries he sustained when a 5-ton truck struck his Humvee in Balad, Iraq.

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Spc. Michael Andrade loved to sing — and everyone knew it. He used to sing along with the radio while he was on the job at JRA Collision Center in Bristol, R.I., and he was a big fan of karaoke.

“When he went to boot camp, he left a tape of some of the songs that he liked to sing,” said office manager Denise Suitter.

Andrade, 28, a National Guardsman from Warren, R.I., died Sept. 24 when the Humvee he was in was struck by a fuel vehicle north of Baghdad. A volunteer firefighter with the Bristol Fire Department, Andrade was married and had a 14-year-old stepson.

“He was a very good soldier. He was always just a nice person,” said Sgt. John Cervone, assigned to the same armory as Andrade. “Everybody would say how devoted he was to his family.”


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