Hoosier Marine dies in Afghanistan

May 7, 2010

A Hoosier Marine has died in the line of duty. The Department of Defense confirmed 1st Lt. Brandon Barrett of Marion died Wednesday supporting combat operations in Afghanistan. Barrett, 27, was assigned to the 2nd Marine division based at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. He graduated from Marion High School in 2001 and was a standout athlete. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2006.