|Birth: ||Jan. 31, 1983|
New Mexico, USA
|Death: ||May 5, 2010, Afghanistan|
Capt. Brandon A. Barrett, 27, of Marion, Ind.; was assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. He spent his childhood befriending everyone he met, playing sports, and dreaming of becoming a soldier for the United States military. Brandon graduated from Marion High School in 2001, and he was proudly accepted into the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. He graduated in 2006, joined the Marine Corps. He deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from March to October 2008 and again in December 2009. His awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal and NATO International Security Assistance Force Medal. Brandon "Bull" Barrett was an outstanding athlete, an avid outdoorsman and a natural leader. He confronted every task with enthusiasm and accepted each responsibility with dignity. His passionate commitment to the Marine Corps and to his troops was insurmountable. Those who knew him will remember his loyalty and his dedication to friendship most of all. His eyes held no prejudice, and he greeted everyone with a smile. Brandon kept the city of Marion, Indiana closest to his heart, returning home on nearly every leave. He is survived by his mother, Cindy Barrett; his father, Brett Barrett; his sisters, Ashley and Taylor, his brother, Brock. He died in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations.
Gardens of Memory
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: May 06, 2010
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