FORT THOMAS, KY (FOX19)- A civilian contractor from Fort Thomas, Ky. was one of 15 people killed in an explosion that occurred Thursday in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Friends tell FOX19 that Michael R. Bradford was a 2005 graduate of Highlands High School and an Army veteran.
"Michael was a very engaging and enthusiastic personality," recalled Brian Robinson, principal at Highlands High School. "He was a guy who almost everybody really, really seemed to like and would gravitate to. He could make you smile and laugh at times that were difficult times. He just really, really connected with people."
Bradford was one of four employees of DynCorp who were working on the Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan (CSTC-A) when the explosion occurred. The explosion killed 15 people, including two U.S. soldiers and all four contractors. At least 35 people were wounded.