Naval Base Kitsap sailor killed in action
June 4, 2012 · Updated 4:55 PM
SILVERDALE — The Department of Defense has announced the death of a Naval Base Kitsap sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Edward Brazas, 26, of Greensboro, N.C., died May 30 while conducting combat operations in Panjwa’l, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Naval Base Kitsap Security Detachment in Bremerton.
“Sorrow fills our hearts at this sad moment," Capt. Pete Dawson, Naval Base Kitsap commanding officer, said. "The news of the untimely death of Petty Officer Sean Brazas has resounded through the entire Naval Base Kitsap command. My sincerest sympathies go forward to the entire Brazas family and friends. It is difficult indeed to find words to express our regret at the death of this splendid young man.”
Brazas wife, Allie Brazas, said, “I want to thank everyone for their support and we ask that our family privacy be respected. My husband died serving his country. He loved his job. We will all miss him and we will never forget him. He is my hero.”