Brandon J. Garabrant

PETERBOROUGH, NH, U.S.A.

U.S. MARINE CORPS

CPL, 2D CEB (FWD), 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC

06/20/2014, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN


CPL Garabrant will be remembered as the hero that he is. He was born in Nashua on November 11, 1994 to John Garabrant and Jessie Evans.

Brandon lived a life of giving and helping. In addition to his commitment to the Marine Corps, Brandon began an early ministry of service to others. As a young teenager, he joined the Peterborough Fire Explorer Post and the Peterborough Police Explorer Post. Later, he became a member of the Temple Volunteer Fire Department. He was active in the Jaffrey Bible Church, as a member of the Youth Group. He was also a missionary for a summer with CEF and volunteered at Monadnock Bible Center.

Brandon worked at Touchstone Farm in Temple and at Summer Hill Retirement in Peterborough. He was also an intern at the Department of Transportation Highway Shed in Greenfield.

He was a 2013 graduate of ConVal High School, where he was a goalie for the Boys Varsity Ice Hockey Team, and played football and lacrosse.

CPL Garabrant leaves behind his parents, his sister, Mykala Garabrant; his brother, Jacob Garabrant; his paternal grandparents, Judy Garabrant of Peterborough and, Kenneth Garabrant of Center Harbor, several aunts, uncles, and cousins.