Brandon Silk

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Orono, ME

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Sergeant

Brandon enlisted the day after his 18th birthday in December 2002. Brandon graduated from Orono High School in 2003 and left for basic training at Fort Jackson, SC. He went on to complete his training as a Black Hawk crew chief at Fort Eustis, VA and serve with the 101st Airborne.

Brandon was passionate about so many things. He would want people to remember how he lived, not how he died. Brandon loved his family and his brothers in arms. Brandon believed deeply and completely in God the Creator and his Son, Jesus Christ who died for our sins. Because of that sacrifice, we can know with certainty that Brandon is now with the Lord.

On June 21, 2010 a convoy of helicopters set out on a mission. Brandon was in the lead helicopter. There was a crash, and he along with three Australian commandos was killed. Brandon was brought home with full military honors. The State of ME did him proud where hundreds lined the streets of Bangor, Orono and Old Town to welcome him home.

Age: 25

Date of Death: June 21, 2010

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