New Hampshire Marine banned from wearing dress uniform to graduation killed in Afghanistan

Lance Cpl. Brandon Garabrant, 19, has died serving overseas. A roadside bomb claimed the life of young man who was not allowed to wear dress uniform to high school commencement ceremony.

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Only one year being denied his request to wear his military dress uniform to his High School Graduation, tragically the New Hampshire Marine was killed in combat while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Lance Cpl. Brandon Garabrant, 19, was killed by an IED, and two of his fellow Marines lost their lives in the same incident that occurred on Friday

Lance Cpl. Brandon Garabrant, 19, of Temple, N.H., wanted to wear his dress uniform to his high school graduation, but officials said all students should be in caps and gowns.
Lance Cpl. Brandon Garabrant, 19, of Temple, N.H., wanted to wear his dress uniform to his high school graduation, but officials said all students should be in caps and gowns.

[pull_quote_center]“The entire state of New Hampshire is devastated by the loss of Lance Cpl. Brandon Garabrant, who was bravely serving his nation in Afghanistan,” Gov. Maggie Hassan said in a statement.[/pull_quote_center]

Garabrant graduated from ConVal Regional High School in Peterborough, N.H., in 2013, he had just graduated Marine Bootcamp the day prior to his graduation and really wanted to show his pride for the country he loved. Unfortunately, he never had the chance to do such, and I’m sure hope his school realizes the error in hindsight.

A Marine Corps certificate issued to Brandon Garabrant for completing a basic combat course. The 19-year-old died in Afghanistan Friday when a roadside bomb exploded.
A Marine Corps certificate issued to Brandon Garabrant for completing a basic combat course. The 19-year-old died in Afghanistan Friday when a roadside bomb exploded.

[pull_quote_center]“We are all shocked and deeply saddened by his passing, and we are incredibly grateful for his service to our country,” Principal Brian Pickering said.[/pull_quote_center]

Lance Cpl. Brandon Garabrant, a 19 year-old Marine who had been barred from wearing his dress uniform to his high school graduation, was killed in Afghanistan by a roadside bomb Friday.
Lance Cpl. Brandon Garabrant, a 19 year-old Marine who had been barred from wearing his dress uniform to his high school graduation, was killed in Afghanistan by a roadside bomb Friday.

 

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