HOMETOWN HERO: Devon Michael Brantmuller

IMG_3519Devon Michael Brantmuller graduated from Salem, NH, High School on June 12, 2015. He then enlisted in the United States Marines and left for Paris Island (Boot Camp) on November 30, 2015.

Brantmuller started as PFC and was promoted to Lance Corporal 1 in November of 2016. He was again promoted to Corporal 1 in November 2017. Recently, he was promoted to Sergeant 1 (on August 1, 2019) the day before his 22nd birthday.

His father Michael flew down to Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point to see the ceremony. Devon Brantmuller has served in Spain and Italy as well as here in the United States of America.
“We are so very proud of him, he has gone far beyond what we ever expected him to and he keeps making us proud today,” said Devon’s mom Dawn Brantmuller. ◊

Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He is an author, host of the Paying Attention TV/Radio Program, lectures on media bias and police issues, is a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former political director for Mass. Citizens Alliance, and a 1990 Police Survivor. You can email your comments to

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