Family IDs Airman Killed in Afghanistan

Associated Press

The family of an Alaska-based airman killed in Afghanistan has identified him as Major David Brodeur of Auburn, Massachusetts.

A veteran Afghan military pilot said to be distressed over his personal finances opened fire at Kabul airport after an argument yesterday, killing seven other U.S. troops and an American civilian contractor.

Brodeur was assigned to the 11th Air Force, based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage.

The family, in a statement, says he was an adviser to the Afghan Command and Control center under NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan. He was deployed in February. He was married and had two children.

Photo courtesy of the Brodeur family.

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