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Information and Updates for SSGT. Brandon with 1/7 USMC
Last Update: 10/29/2014             << Back to list

Operation PAL Participant 08-18-2014
United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Brandon was severely injured by a hostile attack in Afghanistan in August 2014. SSgt Brandon was on combat patrol when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detonated. Brandon was in close proximity to the IED, taking off both legs, fracturing his pelvis and causing other injuries including a broken tailbone and broken right hand. He has been amputated above the left knee and below the right knee.

UPDATE: 09-07-2014
A brief, but encouraging, update about SSGT Brandon from his wife, Jasmine: His wounds are healing nicely. He is scheduled to have skin grafting soon and his surgeries have been spaced out to two times per week so he won't be tired and groggy all the time. Understandably, the surgeries are very taxing on him. She says that he is in very good spirits.

She wants everyone to know how much she appreciates the tremendous amount of love and support! Please continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers during their road to recovery.

UPDATE: 10-29-2014
I am excited to pass along this update from SSGT Brandon wife. He is now surgery complete! He still is in the hospital but he is done with all his scheduled/planned surgeries (one more to take the exfix out when ready). So now the main goal is to build up his core. He has PT (Physical Therapy) everyday and he can now get into his chair on his own, sit straight up and do all his core exercises

Way to go SSGT! Continue to heal and build your strength!

UPDATE: 11-21-14
it was a surprise and an emotional homecoming for USMC SSGT Brandon when he and his family returned home for a brief visit. They were greeted at the airport by numerous supporters, friends and family. SSGT Brandon told the reporter that the welcome was "unexpected and definitely appreciated, it makes you feel special. I haven't done anything differently. I just had a bad day at work."

Local motorcyclists from the Leathernecks and Sword of the Lord Ministries escorted the family to Twentynine Palms where hundreds of Marines and their families also celebrated his homecoming.

SSGT Brandon plans to spend a few days on base, then will travel to spend time in Las Vegas to attend the Marine Corps Birthday Ball in Las Vegas. After all the festivities, he will return to the hospital to continue his physical rehabilitation.

SSGT Brandon says his desire is to stay on active duty so he can mentor and lead other marines.

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Date added to program: 11-21-14

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