A Marine killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan Friday was reportedly from New Hampshire.
Lance Cpl. Brandon Garabrant, a 2013 graduate of ConVal High School, was assigned to a NATO secutiry force in Afghanistan when he was killed, WMUR reports.
Two other Marines and a military dog were also killed in the attack.
Garabrant made headlines last year after officials at his high school refused to let him wear his Marine Corps uniform to his graduation ceremony instead of a cap and gown. Garabrant graduated from Marine boot camp just a day before graduating high school.
“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,’’ NH Governor Maggie Hassan said in a public statement.
“I join all of NH in extending my thoughts and prayers to the family and loved ones of Marine Brandon Garabrant on this heartbreaking loss,’’ NH Senator Jeanne Shaheen tweeted.