SEALS Brown, Adam Lee

John Robertson

Staff member
Adam Lee
  • UNIT
U.S.N. Seal Team 6
  • RANK
Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL)

18th March 2010
  • AGE
Cunningham Cemetery, Royal, Garland County, Arkansas
from Hot Springs, Arkansas
born 5.2.1974 Ouachita Hospital,Camden, Arkansas
son of Larry and Janice Brown
husband of Kelley Tippy Brown, Virginia Beach, Virginia (2 children)
graduated Lake Hamilton High School, Pearcy, Arkansas 1992
attended Arkansas Technical University
USN 1998
SEALS 2001
Seal Team 2
Seal Team 4
Seal Team 6
award Bronze Star with V
KIA Komar Province, Afghanistan
posthumous Silver Star
Chief Petty Officer Adam L. Brown of Hot Springs, Ark., and of Virginia Beach, Virginia was a graduate of Lake Hamilton High School in Pearcy, Arkansas. A son of Larry and Janice Brown, Adam joined the Navy in 1998. He had been assigned to various East Coast-based SEAL teams since April of 2001 and was deployed in several combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Adam died at age 36 after being involved in a fight with heavily armed militants somewhere in Afghanistan. He is survived by his wife, Kelley, two children Nathan and Savannah, parents, brother Shawn, a sister Manda, and paternal grandmother Rosa Brown. He was a combat veteran, a winner of a bronze star, and purple heart. Adam was assigned to an East Coast-based SEAL Team in Virgina.





Silver Star : The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Adam Lee Brown, United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy as an Assault Team Member for a Joint Task Force in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM on 17 March 2010. Chief Brown served as part of an assault force that executed a daring raid deep into mountainous enemy occupied terrain in northeastern Afghanistan. Two barricaded enemy fighters opened fire from the target building into assault force personnel and non-combatants, while numerous enemy fighters simultaneously engaged the force from the surrounding mountains. Reacting immediately, and without regard for his own safety, Chief Brown engaged two of the fighters from his position and boldly maneuvered toward the enemy under intense small arms fire, thus providing life saving cover for his trapped teammates and noncombatants. Though mortally wounded, Chief Brown continued to engage and communicate the location of the enemy fighters. His heroic actions under withering enemy fire changed the tide of the battle and inspired those around him to courageously eliminate the remaining enemy fighters. This aggressive operation resulted in the elimination of the targeted Taliban commander and four enemy fighters following an intense two hour firefight. By his bold initiative, undaunted courage, and complete dedication to duty, Chief Petty Officer Brown reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.


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