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Son of APWU Member Killed in Iraq

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10/20/2004 - Pvt. Mark Barbret, the son of APWU member Angela Barbret, was killed in Iraq Oct. 14. The 22-year old soldier died after the Humvee he was riding in triggered a bomb that had been placed in the road. He was returning from a mission near the Iraqi city of Ramadi.

His mother, Angela Barbret, is an FSM 100 operator at the Royal Oak Processing & Distribution Center near Detroit, and is a member of the 480-481 Area Local.

Two other soldiers were killed in the attack. Mark Barbret’s Army unit had been transferred from Korea six weeks earlier.

“Our hearts go out to Angela Barbret and her family,” said APWU President William Burrus. “We deeply regret this tragic loss of life.”

In addition to his mother, Barbret is survived by his father, Kim, a sister, a brother, and a 2 ½ year old son, Christian Hale.

Messages of sympathy can be sent to:

The Barbret Family
c/o 480-481 Area Local APWU
810 Livernois 
Ferndale MI 48220

An educational fund has been established for Barbret's son. Contributions can be sent to:

Raymond James & Associates
FBO Christian Hale
10 South Main Street
Suite 103
Mount Clemens MI 48043