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 was a 12 year veteran of the United States Navy, with several tours of duty overseas. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Adam played a significant role in helping the NRA Life of Duty program become what it is today. We want to encourage you to watch the full tribute to Adam Brown on the NRA LOD network at: http://www.nralifeofduty.tv/#/patriotprofiles/VideoModule/398, if you haven’t had the chance yet. LOD is also in the process of releasing the stories from his family that were previously not included in the the original piece. We hope you are as moved by this hero’s life and legacy as we’ve have been.