- Operation Enduring Freedom
- Operation Freedom’s Sentinel
- Operation Inherent Resolve
- Operation Iraqi Freedom
- Operation New Dawn
- Operation Odyssey Lightning
- Operation Spartan Shield
- U.S. Africa Command Operations
- U.S. Central Command operations
- The People Behind The Sacrifice
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.