Date of Birth: 01/11/1949
High School: Northeast Catholic High School
Street: N. Rosehill Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Date of Casualty: 03/12/1968
Province of Casualty: Quang Tri
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 3
Panel Row: 12
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Branigan enlisted in the Marine Corps in July 1966, a month after graduating from Northeast Catholic High School. The lance corporal, a rifleman, was sent to Vietnam in November 1967 and assigned to Company F of the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 9th Marine Division. Branigan died in Quang Tri Province on March 12, 1968, at the age of 19. He was survived by his parents, two brothers and a sister.