Special Forces Soldier killed in Iraq

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RELEASE NUMBER: 080419-01
DATE POSTED: APRIL 19, 2008

PRESS RELEASE: Special Forces Soldier killed in Iraq

U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, April 18, 2008) — An Army Special Forces Soldier was killed in action in the early morning hours on April 17 during a combat operation in Sama Village, Iraq.

Staff Sgt. Jason L. Brown, 29, a Special Forces engineer sergeant assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Campbell, Ky., was killed instantly by a burst of small-arms fire while attempting to enter a building during an operation to capture an Al-Qaeda leader in the village.

Brown is survived by his daughter, Alyssa Gomez, of Cypress, Texas; mother, Rosemary, and father, James, of Cartwright, Okla.

For Brown's bio, click here...
 
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