Brandon M. Thurber

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Melbourne, FL

Branch of Service: U.S. Navy

Rank: Seaman First Class

Seaman 1st Class Brandon Thurber was an avid participant in the Navy Sea Cadet program, beginning when he was nine years old. At age 17, he joined the Navy, and dedicated his life to serving his country. He loved being a Cryptologic Technician Receiver.

Brandon would spend his free time feeding homeless vets with the National Homeless Veterans Services. He also was a member of the local American Legion with the honor guard. He would cook in the kitchen and serve food. He spent hours just listening to veteran’s stories. He also participated in local stand-downs, working to get homeless vets off the street.

Brandon always put others first. He was the most unselfish person anyone could know. He loved his little brother more than anything in the world.

Age: 18

Date of Death: November 10, 2018

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