Just 33 years old, MCpl. Martin Brayman died on September 9 following an assault in Panama City, Florida.
The Kemptville native, who graduated from St. Michael Catholic High School in 2004, joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2006. MCpl. Brayman was an Aerospace Control Operator, assigned to North American Aerospace Defense Command Detachment Tyndall this year in Panama City. He was deployed on Operation CALUMET, Canada’s support to the Multinational Force and Observers peacekeeping operation in the Sinai Peninsula from October 2017 to March 2018.
Having been born and raised in Kemptville, MCpl. Brayman is well remembered in this community through his participation in Kemptville Minor Hockey and other local activities. His brother, Ben, recently served as a Volunteer Firefighter with the North Grenville Fire Service.
“On behalf of Council and all staff at the Municipality, we were extremely saddened to learn of MCpl. Brayman’s tragic passing,” noted Mayor Nancy Peckford and Deputy Mayor Jim McManaman in a joint statement. “His loss will no doubt affect many in this community who came to know him and his family at various stages of his young life.”
North Grenville’s flags at the Municipal Centre will be lowered on Friday and will remain lowered until his funeral to mourn his passing.
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