US Marine Barred From Wearing Uniform at Graduation Is Killed in Afghanistan

US Marine Lance Cpl. Brandon Garabrant was killed in Afghanistan this week by a roadside bomb. Last year ConVal Regional High School barred Garabrant from wearing his Marine uniform at graduation.
Brandon Garabrant graducated from ConVal High School, one day after completing Marine boot camp. His school would not allow Brandon to wear his Marine uniform at graduation. (Ledger)

He was killed in an IED attack.
CBS Local reported:

A Marine from New Hampshire has been killed in Afghanistan.

Lance Cpl. Brandon Garabrant, 19, was one of three U.S. service members killed by a roadside bomb Friday morning.

“The entire State of New Hampshire is devastated by the tragic loss of Lance Corporal Brandon Garabrant, who was bravely serving his nation in Afghanistan,” Governor Maggie Hassan said in a statement. “Our service men and women courageously sacrifice every day to protect their fellow citizens and defend the enduring value of freedom that is our very core, and in doing so, Lance Corporal Garabrant made the ultimate sacrifice.”

Garabrant graduated from ConVal Regional High School in Peterborough last year. He had requested to wear his uniform during graduation, but the school did not allow it.

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