LITTLE ROCK A Navy SEAL from Hot Springs was killed this week while serving in Afghanistan.
Chief Special Warfare Operator Adam Lee Brown, 36, died Thursday.
U.S. Navy Lt. Arlo Abrahamson said Brown succumbed to injuries he received while on combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Brown, who joined the Navy in 1998, was attached to a SEAL team out of Virginia Beach, Va.
Abrahamson said he could not release specifics on what occurred or where in Afghanistan Brown was serving when he died.
"He was a decorated Navy SEAL and a brave American patriot," Abrahamson said. "We're deeply saddened by this tremendous loss."
Brown is a 1992 graduate of Lake Hamilton High School in Pearcy, where he played football. He attended and also played football at Arkansas Tech University.
He is married with two children, according to a statement on the Lake Hamilton school Web site.
U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln said in a statement that Brown "made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our nation."
"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," she said.