Travis Brannon

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Nashville, TN

Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps

Rank: Captain

Captain Travis Brannon joined the Marine Corps in 2010 and was assigned to the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Brannon participated in Marine Rotational Force Darwin in Northern Territory, Australia.

Travis was a loving husband, father, son and friend. He was dedicated, creative, kind and loyal. He always put his family and friends ahead of himself. Personal decorations include the Navy U.S. Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.

Brannon and another Marine, Major Matt Wiegand, were killed at a weapons and tactics instructor course on March 30th when their AH-1Z Viper helicopter crashed on the grounds of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.

Age: 30

Date of Death: March 30, 2019

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