The Portland Press Herald interviewed University of Maine political science professor James Warhola and former UMaine Army ROTC enrollment officer Darryl Lyon about 2008 University of Maine graduate and Army Capt. John “Jay” Brainard III of Newport, who died in Afghanistan on Monday when the helicopter he was piloting crashed. Several other news organizations reported on Brainard’s death. Reports were in the Bangor Daily News, Morning Sentinel, Channel 5 (WABI), Channel 2 (WLBZ) and Channel 7 (WVII). Maine’s Congressional representatives and Gov. Paul LePage expressed condolences to Brainard’s family and friends.
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