Petty Officer Sean Brazas Of Greensboro Killed In Afghanistan

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  • Petty Officer Sean Brazas, Killed May 30 in Afghanistan
  • Petty Officer Sean Brazas, Killed May 30 in Afghanistan
  • Petty Officer Sean Brazas, Killed May 30 in Afghanistan
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  • The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    According to the Department of Defense, Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean E. Brazas, of Greensboro, NC died on Wednesday, May 30 while conducting combat operations in Panjwa'l, Afghanistan.

    WFMY News 2 spoke with Brazas' father, Ed Brazas who said his his family is numb, just absolutely numb. The news has hit them hard. His son Sean Brazas died while helping a fellow officer get into a helicopter. He said Brazas' unit was ambushed.

    Petty Officer Sean Brazas leaves behind a wife and 13 month old child who live in Washington State. He is a graduate of Western Guilford High School.

    Mr. Ed Brazas said when Sean told him he wanted to join the military he asked him why? He said Sean told him because he wanted his father, mother and sister to be safe.

    Brazas said Sean worked with military war dogs.

    Sean Brazas was assigned to Naval Base Kitsap Security Detachment in Bremerton, Wash.

    Ed Brazas said there will be a memorial service for Sean in Greensboro. He said there will be one in Arlington next week.

    Stay with Digtriad and WFMY News 2 for updates. 

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