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Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Sean P. Carson

Died August 16, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom


32, of Des Moines, Wash.; assigned to an explosive ordnance disposal mobile unit in San Diego; died Aug. 16 in a Black Hawk helicopter crash northeast of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Also killed were Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brian D. Hornsby, 37, of Melbourne, Fla.; Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Suresh N. A. Krause, 29, of Cathedral City, Calif.; Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Patrick D. Feeks, 28, of Edgewater, Md.; Army Sgt. Richard A. Essex, 23, of Kelseyville, Calif.; Army Sgt. Luis A. Oliver Galbreath, 41, of San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Navy Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class David J. Warsen, 27, of Kentwood, Mich.

Washington flags lowered for Afghanistan death

The Associated Press

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Flags are lowered Tuesday at Washington state agency buildings in memory of a sailor from Des Moines who was killed in Afghanistan.

Gov. Chris Gregoire directed that flags be lowered for Petty Officer 1st Class Sean Carson. The 32-year-old explosives disposal technician was killed Aug. 16 in a Black Hawk helicopter crash that also killed six other service members.

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