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— 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.

Adam Lee Brown

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.


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  • EyesOpened1940
    March 19, 2010 at 10:59 a.m.

    Adam was on our church prayer list, the nephew of one of the members. Yesterday when I received news of Adam's sacrifice, I was posting another career serviceman to this list, also serving in Afghanistan...a precious cousin of mine. I wish our administration would give us an indication of how many such sacrifices are required before our men and women may come home. What is victory? Yes, I'm so very proud of each enlistee that's serving, but how long and what will be the outcome of this quagmire in the Middle East? And I'm sorry if some think my remarks are offensive. Our love and prayers are with Adam Smith's family.

    March 19, 2010 at 11:02 a.m.

    Adam was a friend of ours, and my husband coached him in baseball early. He was a great person, and great parents, but more than that, just true Americans. We will all miss Adam, who died attacking an enemy stronghold to take fire off his Seal Team. God Bless the Brown's, Adam's wife and 2 children.

  • EyesOpened1940
    March 19, 2010 at 11:05 a.m.

    I made an error in commenting about Adam Brown, confusing briefly his name with his cousin's name...a very senior moment. Sorry..

  • readerguy
    March 19, 2010 at 12:17 p.m.

    Another American citizen gone , for what? this war will never end/ Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to this family/ THEY GAVE UP A HERO

  • DontDrinkDatKoolAid
    March 19, 2010 at 2:06 p.m.

    With True Faith, Honor, and Allegiance my fallen friend.