Navy Special Warfare Operator Chief (SEAL) Adam L. Brown

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36, of Hot Springs, Ark.; assigned to an East Coast -based SEAL Team; died March 18 in Afghanistan.

Navy: SEAL killed in Afghanistan

Staff and wire reports

A SEAL assigned to an East Coast SEAL team was killed Thursday in a battle with militants in Afghanistan.

Chief Special Warfare Operator Adam Lee Brown, 36, died from injuries sustained during combat operations, according to a Navy statement released Friday.

Lt. Arlo Abrahamson, spokesman for Naval Special Warfare Group 2, said only that Brown was assigned to a Virginia Beach, Va.-area SEAL team that was part of a special operations task force operating in various parts of Afghanistan.

Brown, a native of Hot Springs, Ark., enlisted in the Navy in 1998 and joined the SEALs in 2001. He earned a Bronze Star with combat “V.”

He is survived by his wife, two children and his parents.

Friends say Brown fought for the common man

The Associated Press

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — A Navy SEAL who was killed in Afghanistan has been remembered as an honorable, hard-working man who died a warrior’s death.

Family and friends gathered March 24 at Hot Springs Baptist Church for the funeral of 36-year-old Chief Petty Officer Adam Brown.

The Defense Department didn’t release details of Brown’s death on March 18. He was assigned to a Virginia Beach, Va.-based SEAL team.

Family friend Darlene Hull described Brown as diligent, respectful and proud to be an American. Others said he fought for the little guy.

After the funeral, people waving American flags lined streets leading to the cemetery.

Brown is survived by his wife, two children and his parents.

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