Sunday, March 28, 2010

SEAL Dies in Combat in Afghanistan

A Navy SEAL from Virginia Beach died Thursday of injuries sustained in combat in Afghanistan.

Chief Petty Officer Adam Lee Brown, 36, a decorated combat veteran, was fatally wounded during a battle with heavily armed militants, according to a statement Friday from Naval Special Warfare Group 2 at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.

He was a recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

"Adam Brown was a brave American patriot and fantastic Navy SEAL," the Navy statement said. "We are deeply saddened by this tremendous loss of a fellow brother in arms and teammate."

Brown, a native of Hot Springs, Ark., joined the Navy in 1998. He had been assigned to various East Coast SEAL teams since April 2001 and was deployed in combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was a graduate of Lake Hamilton High School in Pearcy, Ark., and attended Arkansas Tech University, where he played football.

He is survived by his wife and two children, who live in Virginia Beach, and his parents.

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