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Flags to half-staff for slain New Hampshire Marine

Gov. Maggie Hassan ordered flags to fly at half-staff this weekend to honor the New Hampshire Marine who died in Afghanistan last month.

A funeral is set for Saturday for Lance Cpl. Brandon Garabrant of Peterborough, who was killed June 20 along with two other Marines in combat in Helmand province. Garabrant was 19.

The funeral will be held at ConVal Regional High School, followed by burial at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.

In accordance with New Hampshire law, Hassan ordered flags to half-staff on the day of and the day after Garabrant’s burial.

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