This took me by surprise, but among the thirty USA armed forces members killed this past weekend in Afghanistan was a Connecticut state native.
“STAMFORD, CT (WFSB) –
A Stamford man was one of 30 Navy SEALS killed when the helicopter they were in crashed in Afghanistan over the weekend.
All across the state and at Veterans Park along Long Island Sound flags are flying at half-staff to say goodbye to Brian Bill who left so much behind.
Bill’s step-father and mother shared what they could about the one they loved so much.
“We’re mourning, if anything else, his unfulfilled dreams. He was already an accomplished mountaineer, skier, pilot and tri-athlete. He wanted to complete the seven summits, wanted to attend graduate school and be an astronaut,” his stepfather said.
Bill was a graduate of Trinity Catholic High School in 1997, and Norwich University in Vermont in 2001. He was a star in everything he did, soccer, hockey, and tennis. His coaches said he always had a quiet toughness about him.
Brian talked about serving his country when he was a boy. He was just promoted as a SEAL, based out of Virginia Beach working in the same unit that carried out the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden.
The crash of the Chinook helicopter killed 30 Americans, seven Afghan soldiers and an interpreter.
The crash is the deadliest single loss for United States forces in the 10-year-old war.”
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