Chief Petty Officer Adam Lee Brown, 36, was a decorated combat veteran.

Chief Petty Officer Adam Lee Brown

Navy SEAL Chief (SOC) Adam Brown was killed in action in Komar Province, Afghanistan on March 16, 2010.  In true “Adam Brown Style” he died a true hero, placing himself in the line of fire to protect other members of his unit.  Adam’s Special Ops Assault Team was assaulting an enemy compound, an operation Adam had performed many times. 

The U.S. Forces were engaging the enemy in a fire fight, when a portion of the U.S. soldiers were pinned down by very heavy fire from the enemy compound.   In an effort to protect his men, Adam charged the enemy and was firing on the enemy from a better vantage point, drawing fire away from his pinned down comrades.  His selfless action relieved the fire on his men, but it unfortunately resulted in Adam being struck by enemy fire.  One other member of the American Team was wounded, but Adam’s heroic action saved the other men.  The enemy compound was captured and all enemy combatants were killed in the action.


“Adam Brown was a brave American patriot and fantastic Navy SEAL,” a Navy statement said. “We are deeply saddened by this tremendous loss of a fellow brother in arms and teammate.”Brown, a native of Hot Springs, Ark., joined the Navy in 1998. He had been assigned to various East Coast SEAL teams since April 2001 and was deployed in combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was a graduate of Lake Hamilton High School in Pearcy, Ark., and attended Arkansas Tech University, where he played football.He is survived by his wife and two children, who live in Virginia Beach, and his parents.A funeral service will be held Wednesday at Hot Springs Baptist Church. There will be a private service in Hampton Roads.