Brandon John Garabrant
1994 - 2014
Jellison Funeral Home
25 Concord Street
Peterborough, NH
GREENFIELD - Corporal Brandon John Garabrant, 19, of Greenfield died on June 20, 2014 in Helmand Providence, Afghanistan. He was killed in action and will be remembered as the hero that he is. He was born in Nashua on Nov. 11, 1994 to John Garabrant and Jessie Evans.

Brandon lived a life of giving and helping. In addition to his commitment to the United States Marine Corp, Brandon began an early ministry of service to others. As a young teenager, he joined the Peterborough Fire Explorer Post and the Peterborough Police Explorer Post. Later, he became a member of the Temple Volunteer Fire Department. He was active in the Jaffrey Bible Church, as a member of the Youth Group. He was also a missionary for a summer with CEF and volunteered at Monadnock Bible Center.

Brandon worked at Touchstone Farm in Temple and at Summer Hill Retirement in Peterborough. He was also an intern at the Department of Transportation Highway Shed in Greenfield.

He was a 2013 graduate of ConVal High School, where he was a goalie for the Boys Varsity Ice Hockey Team, and played football and lacrosse.

In addition to his parents, Brandon is survived by his sister, Mykala Garabrant; his brother, Jacob Garabrant; his paternal grandparents, Judy Garabrant of Peterborough and, Kenneth Garabrant of Center Harbor, several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents Regina Evans and Charles R. Evans Sr.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday July 3 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at ConVal High School, 184 Hancock Road, Peterborough. A funeral service will be held on Saturday July 5 at 10 a.m. at ConVal High School. Burial will immediately follow the service in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen.

Jellison Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. To view an online obituary or to leave the family a condolence, please visit

Published by Monadnock Ledger-Transcript from Jun. 27 to Jul. 3, 2014.
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Dear Family,
Sorry for your lost. I work at the Carrollton Public Library in Carrollton TX. A bracelet was found last year at the library. I was clearing out the lost and found and did not want to get rid of w/o contacting you all first. Jo Gardner, 972-466-4812
Jo Gardner
August 16, 2018
Dear friends and family of Brandon John Garabrant, I'm EXTREMELY sorry for your loss. What a brave, strong man he was to fight for our country! I'm so thankful for your son fighting in the U.S. Marine Corp.! I learned that freedom isn't free and he gave up his life to give us the freedom that he fought for. We also learned that even when he was living he was hardly ever home. I hope that more people honor our soldiers as time passes!
4th grade Godwin Student
May 26, 2017
Dear family of Brandon Garabrant, Thank you for allowing him to join the military. We have been thinking about him. Brandon has been a great help to the country. I am sorry for your loss. He is gone but never forgotten.
4th grade godwin student
May 26, 2017
My fiance is a Marine stationed in 29 Palms, CA.
During training one day, he found a metal wrist cuff. He tried to find the owner of it, but the OOD said that they could do nothing about it. He has since held on to it, hoping to find the owner of the wrist cuff.
The inscription on the cuff is of "CPL Brandon J. Garabrant. Kia Afghanistan 6-20-2014"
I was hoping that by posting this here, we could hopefully return this cuff to its rightful owner.
Kayla Van Sickle
September 7, 2016
Thank you for your sacrifice. Although you may be gone you will not be forgotten. My prayers go out to your family and loved ones. God bless you Brandon.
Scott Larson
April 28, 2016
Thank You for the ultimate sacrifice. Gone But Not Forgotten.
Sandee Garza Schock
November 11, 2015
Gone But Not Forgotten
Thank You for the ultimate sacrifice
Sandee Garza Schock
May 25, 2015
Thinking about Brandon and his sacrafice for us today, May 24, 2015 Memorial Day Weekend
mark evans
May 24, 2015
To my young friend, I will never forget you. I give s special thanks & prayer to you this Thanksgiving and am thinking of your family.
November 25, 2014
To the Garabrant Family, Please my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one and Hero Brandon, and my sincerest gratitude for his service for our country. God bless you Lance Cpl. Brandon J. will not be forgotten.
S. Kronenwetter
July 31, 2014
Our family is so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

The Kirton Family
Army CPL Brandon Kirton
KIA 5/18/11 - Afghanistan
July 15, 2014
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. As a military mom my heart breaks for you. There are no words, except Thank you Corporal Garabrant for your service and sacrifice. May you rest in peace.
The Stark Family
Becky Stark
July 5, 2014
Our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of Corporal Garabrant. Brandon, you unselfishly put your country and communities first for which we will be forever grateful. You truly are a most special person May you rest in peace knowing that you left this world a much better place.
Patty Alexander
July 5, 2014
Jessie, John, Mykala and Jake,

We are praying for you. Brandon was an incredible young man and I am glad that I had the opportunity to watch him grow up at Jaffrey Bible Church. He was polite and respectful...What a blessing it was to get to know him in the youth group and to have him help with Vacation Bible School years back. He is with the LORD and waiting for us...we will see him again! Love you guys!!
Elysia D
July 4, 2014
I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Brandon will never be forgotten.

For you every single soldier
Those who served so honorable
Your life was forever altered
While I'm home safe and free
I stand with grateful admiration
I stand respectful and so proud
I know I'm only a civilian
And I don't even know if it's allowed.

But I salute you; allow me the honor to salute you with permission let me say. Even though I hold no rank know that from my heart my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you.

For those missing in action;for those who didn't make it home.I know you're in God's presence you are not alone.For every neatly folded flag;for every shattered family I will do the only thing I know to dignify your memory.

I salute you, allow me the honor to salute you with permission let me say even though I hold no rank know that from my heart my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.

I salute you.

I Salute You.

Suzanne MacDaniel,A Proud Aunt
SGT. David M.Fisher KIA 12/1/04 Iraq - -
S MacDaniel
July 4, 2014
God blessed America with you and now he has you to help watch upon us. Thank you for your service
Kayla Ann
July 3, 2014
My deepest sympathy and sorrow for the loss of you son. It is a very special person that answers the call to duty, rest in peace LCpl Garabrant.
Ronald Docimo
July 3, 2014
To the Family & Friends of
Lance Cpl. Brandon J. Garabrant
Please accept my deepest
sympathy in the loss of your
HERO. May He Rest In Peace.
May God comfort You during this difficult time.
Thank You for the ultimate sacrifice.
Marine Vet Mom
Sandee Garza Schock
July 2, 2014
John & family, So sorry for your loss. I could not believe your children could be that old already. Seems just like yesterday you had three little kids when we worked together. My deepest condolences and celebrate a life well lived. May God bless you and your family.
Robert Fosher
July 2, 2014
John and Judy: It is clear that Brandon was a unique young man and a great loss to you and to the country he so bravely served. Please accept my deepest sympathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you in these difficult days.
George Duncan
July 2, 2014
sorry for your loss, I know how you feel I lost my son in Iraq in 2003 and it is always with me . as I hear of each soldier we have lost my heart goes out to the families I understand your loss please always remember he is with you always. god bless you and thank you for your sacrifice and his.
bill tracy
July 2, 2014
We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of freedom and liberty. Sadly, America has lost one of its finest heroes, the U.S. has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage, which they will love, respect and cherish forever. Today, because of the sacrifice Lplc. Garabrant has made, the house of freedom is stronger, sturdier, and more secure.

To the family and friends, of Lcpc.Garabrant, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to carry on. Just as you were always with him when he was deployed overseas, know that he will always be with you wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Lcpl. Garabrant was a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

"Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid, they have earned our undying gratitude. America will never, ever forget their sacrifices."

Lcpl.Garabrant the flag of the United States of America has your blood sewn into the fabric; it shall forever wave in your honor.

Freedom requires sacrifice the protected will never know.

Patriot Guard Riders of South Texas

Bernie Norwood
July 1, 2014
I never really knew you Brandon and from what I hear you were one of a kind.We thank you for your service in the community and to your country may you RIP knowing you did the best that you could do
Justin Dole
July 1, 2014
My prayers and blessings to you all. Much love, Scott
Scott McGovern
July 1, 2014
Praying for all of you. We have a son over there as well. Joe and Mary Kontyko
July 1, 2014
Brandon was a fine young man and a credit to the uniform he wore. He is a true hero and his country will long remember. He was a very caring and compassionate person,always doing something for someone else and never taking credit for it. I am proud to have known Brandon and have served beside him as a firefighter. Our Heartfelt sympathy to your family, Love Jennifer Jason and Kayla Duval
Jennifer Duval
July 1, 2014
Please know that we are praying for your family. I know there are no words that are adequate.
Sincerely, the family of a wounded veteran of Afghanistan--the Katka family (Dublin, NH)
July 1, 2014
I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
And I'd gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land God bless the U.S.A.
Jim Constantin/NH-Patriot Guard Riders/
Vietnam Combat Veteran
Jim Constantin
July 1, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with ALL of you, especially Judy and Skip.
Dick Dart
June 30, 2014
To all of the family of Cpl. Brandon Garabrant:

It is with much sadness that I send my prayers to you. I do not know what it is like to lose my son in the military but I do know what it is like having lost my nephew in Afghanistan. They are among our youngest family members that felt the need to serve and protect their country, their brethren servicemen, and their families. They are the ones who gave their all to ensure our freedom. They are among the chosen few who risked their lives in the name of freedom.

We honor and pray for your family, that you may find solace in knowing that your soldier is now among his fellow soldiers who return home, after having given their all. Know that there are countless Americans who share your grief and pray for your solace.

I hope that there are many who spend at least a moment to leave their prayers and thoughts here. I pray that those who knew and worked with Brandon leave a memory or more here for the family to read as the moments he spent with you were moments the family missed out on, such as jokes he may have told you, funny things he did or said, or memories of times at school that you experienced with him. All of these items will help the family as they move ahead.

May God bless all of us as we share in the life of Brandon.
Karen Domenech-Hildreth
June 30, 2014
The American War Mothers, Maryland's Star Spangled Chapter, offer our deepest condolences on the loss of your precious hero. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
joann Reda
June 30, 2014
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers ([email protected] is an organization with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church of Mechanicsburg, PA would like to extend our sincere sympathy and to honor your loved one's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift which will be mailed to you. If you are interested, please contact me at [email protected] with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
Lynne Neibert
June 30, 2014
He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery~

Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Brandon will always be remembered.

The Henkes
June 29, 2014
You have our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy on your loss of Brandon...and our pledge to remember.

Marty & Jan
Marine Vet parents
June 29, 2014
I wish that there was something I could say that would ease your pain. I can only let you know the pain I feel in my heart for you. I am sorry that I never got a chance to personally know Brandon but he will always be in my heart and in my prayers. I will also keep you and your family in my heart and in my prayers. Thank you for raising such a fine young man and a true HERO.
Debbie Nagy
June 29, 2014
Rest in peace Cpl. Garabrant, cour courage and dedication to our country will never be forgotten. Your are a true Hero to all Americans. Our prayers are for your family. May they be surrounded by love , support of a greatful nation.
Martha Bohrer
June 29, 2014
Sending heartfelt condolences to family & friends of Corporal Brandon Garabrandt You raised a brave young man & we know he will be greatly missed.
The Bosse Family
June 28, 2014
Thank you for your service to our country. God bless you and your family.
Eileen Murphy
June 28, 2014
Thank you for your service, rest in peace.
June 28, 2014
Thank You ! You made the ultimate sacrifice. May you rest in peace. My own son whom is 21 is over serving. My heart goes out to your family and friends.
Deborah Foley
June 28, 2014
Semper Fi Brother. May you take comfort to know that he will be missed and is a hero! Our hearts are heavy with such a loss.
June 27, 2014
Offering our deepest condolences at this difficult time.
Jellison Funeral Home The staff at Jellison Funeral Home
July 1, 2014
In recognition of Lance Corporal Brandon J. Garabrant's Honorable Service in the United States Marine Corps, the members of the SSgt Walter F. 'Trae' Cohee III Detachment # 115, Salisbury, MD as of well as the members the Tri-Cities Detachment # 969, Gray, TN of the Marine Corps League would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude for his service to God, Country and Corps as well as our sincere condolences to his family.


Don Elseroad
Staff Sergeant USMC (Ret)
MCL Detachment # 115 & # 969
Don Elseroad
June 26, 2014
he was an awesome friend and a very motivated marine.he will be miss very much, in 2nd ceb, rcp 3
josef kaald
June 26, 2014
Semper Fi
Scott Chamberland
June 25, 2014
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