Newspaper Reports on Memorial Service for Serviceman

The Bangor Daily News reported that the body of Capt. John “Jay” Brainard III of Newport, a 2008 UMaine graduate who was killed last month in Afghanistan, was to arrive Thursday morning in Bangor and be transported to Newport for a memorial service. Brainard was a political science major and he earned the rank of U.S. Army lieutenant through UMaine’s ROTC program.

Contact: Jessica Bloch, (207) 581-3777