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Ratliff, 1LT. Brandon
27 October 1972 - 18 March 2004
Brandon was an Executive Officer in the Army Reserves and served a year on a front line surgical unit in Afghanistan in 2003 and 2004. When he returned home from war he found that his new promotion along with his previous position with The City of Columbus Health Department were both given to other employees. Struggling to get his job(\'s) back and losing the battle he also lost his will to fight any longer and committed suicide. In his own words, "I was not prepared to come home from one battle and fight another\". May he rest in peace.