The Navy SEALs bid farewell to yet another comrade. The Navy announced on Friday the death of Chief Petty Officer Adam Lee Brown. The 36-year-old native of Hot Springs, Arkansas succumbed to injuries he sustained in a battle against heavily-armed militants on Thursday.
The statement released by the Naval Special Warfare Group 2 at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek – Fort Story read: “Adam Brown was a brave American patriot and fantastic Navy SEAL. We are deeply saddened by this tremendous loss of a fellow brother in arms and teammate.” Brown was the recipient of a Bronze Star with combat “V” for Valor and a Purple Heart.
Reports share that Brown finished high school at Lake Hamilton High School in Pearcy, Arkansas and attended Arkansas Tech University. He joined the Navy in 1998 and has made the rounds of various East Coast SEAL teams since April 2001. He has been sent to combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln, Senator for Arkansas, released a statement regarding the loss of a son of the state of Arkansas. The Senator said that her “heart goes out” to Brown’s family, whom she described as having “made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our nation”. Senator Lincoln says further: “Along with all Arkansans, I am grateful for his service and for the service and sacrifice of all of our military service members and their families.”
Brown is survived by his wife and two children and by his parents. A funeral service will be held at the Hot Springs Baptist Church on Wednesday, and there is to be a private service at Hampton Roads.