Brandon A. Barrett

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Albuquerque, NM

Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps

Rank: Captain

Captain Brandon A. Barrett served as a Marine Corps Officer after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2006. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, NC. He was killed while conducting combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was on his second tour of duty at the time of his death.

Brandon was friendly and well-liked by everyone he met. He never backed down from a challenge and was always a good friend. Brandon wanted to pursue the harder task rather than taking the normal route, which is what prompted him to enter the Naval Academy and U.S. Marine Corps instead of going to a regular college and a civilian job.

At the beginning of his first tour in Afghanistan, Captain Barrett sent letters to the parents of the men he was leading, assuring them he would take care of their sons. His fellow U.S. Marine Corps came back safe thanks to his outstanding leadership.

Age: 27

Date of Death: May 05, 2010

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