A veteran Navy explosive ordnance disposal technician from Des Moines was among seven American service members killed Aug. 16 in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province, the Pentagon announced Monday.
Petty Officer 1st Class Sean Carson, 32, joined the Navy in 1999. He had been serving with the Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3 in San Diego since 2009.
Carson died with two Navy SEALs, four Hawaii-based Army aviators and four Afghan service members in a Black Hawk helicopter. They were killed in a battle in a northern district of Kandahar Province, the Taliban’s heartland.
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