United States Marine Corps Captain Brandon A. Barrett, 27, of Marion, Indiana.
Died May 5, 2010 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
He graduated from Marion High School in 2001, and was accepted into the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. He graduated in 2006, joined the Marine Corps, 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. His awards and decorations 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.