BREMERTON, Wash. - The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Thursday a Naval Base Kitsap sailor died in Afghanistan.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Edward Brazas, 26, died Wednesday while conducting combat operations in Panjwa’l. He was assigned to Naval Base Kitsap Security Detachment in Bremerton.
“Sorrow fills our hearts at this sad moment. 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,” said Naval Base Kitsap commanding officer Capt. Pete Dawson.
Brazas was originally from Greensboro, N.C.
"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," said Allie Brazas, Brazas’ wife.