Lejeune Marine killed in Afghanistan

May 7, 2010 6:45:48 AM PDT
The U.S. Marines Corps announced the death of Camp Lejeune-based Marine 1st Lt. Brandon A. Barrett.

Twenty-seven-year-old Barrett of Marion, Indiana died May 5 as a result of a hostile incident while supporting combat operations in Hemland province, Afghanistan.

Barrett was an infantry officer assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7, I Marine Expeditionary Force Forward. He joined the Marine Corps in May 2006 and was promoted to the rank of first lieutenant on May 26, 2008.

He deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from March to October 2008 and again in December 2009.

Barrett's 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.

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