N.H. Marine Killed In Afghanistan

Jun 20, 2014

A Marine from New Hampshire was killed in Afghanistan on Friday.

Lance Corporal Brandon Garabrant was killed by a roadside bomb, according to the Associated Press.

Garabrant was a 2013 graduate of ConVal High School, and was a volunteer member of the Temple Fire Department.

Senator Kelly Ayotte released a statement Friday evening mourning Garabrant's loss.

"Our hearts are broken by the loss of Lance Corporal Brandon Garabrant, a true American hero who made the ultimate sacrifice for the country that he loved," Ayotte said. "I join citizens across New Hampshire in extending my deepest condolences to his family."

In a statement, Gov. Maggie Hassan said "the entire state is devastated by the tragic loss."

"As a volunteer firefighter and dedicated Marine, Lance Corporal Garabrant was committed to serving his fellow citizens, and he was tragically taken from us far too soon."