Capt. John R. Brainard
Born: Sep. 1, 1985 in Waterville, Maine
Died: May 28, 2012 in Kabul, Afghanistan
Capt. John R. Brainard, 26, of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine died May 28, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when their helicopter crashed. He was assigned to the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, Ansbach-Katterbach, Germany. Jay was a 2004 graduate of Foxcroft Academy. He then attended the University of Maine on a scholarship and enrolled in the Reserve Officer’s Training Corps. Jay graduated in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in military science. He was commissioned into the active-duty army as a second lieutenant in the Aviation Corps on May 9, 2008. In January 2009, he was set to attend Army Officers Basic Course. Brainard was the brigade adjutant and was on his first combat tour in his four years of service.
Sawyer Cemetery in Plymouth, Maine
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