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
He is survived by his wife and two children, who live in