Growing up, Michael A. McGlothin was the skinny kid with big glasses who always worked hard at school.
“That kid couldn”t cast a shadow,” his uncle, Kenneth McGlothin, said. “He”s built like a shoelace.”
Spc. McGlothin, 21, of Milwaukee, died April 17 when an explosive went off near his patrol in Baghdad. He was based at Fort Hood, Texas.
The skinny kid grew into an energetic teenager who loved music.
He played the guitar in a garage band and was learning how to play the banjo, an instrument his grandfather played. He wanted to go to college after his military service to become a producer in the record industry.
He decided to join the Army after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and went on active duty in January 2002 after serving in the Army Reserve.
Michael McGlothin was born in Hartford and raised in Friess Lake and Milwaukee.
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