Arkansas native Adam Brown was a 12-year veteran of the United States Navy with several tours of duty to his credit. On March 16, 2010, the SEAL Team Six operator was killed in action in the Komar Province of Afghanistan.
Adam Brown died during an assault on a heavily defended Taliban compound placing himself in the line of fire to protect other members of his unit who were pinned down by heavy enemy fire. Brown charged the enemy and was able to reach a better firing location to engage them and draw fire away from his team. His actions were successful in relieving his men but Adam Brown was struck by enemy fire and killed in the process.
One other team member was wounded but Adam Brown’s actions had saved the day and the enemy compound was eventually captured and all enemy fighters were killed in the battle.
Adam Brown left behind a wife and two children.
A new book by author Eric Blehm titled, “Fearless” tells the story of Adam Brown. Below is the official description of the book.
FEARLESS is the story of a man of extremes, whose determination was fueled by faith, family, and the love of a woman. It’s about a man who waged a war against his own worst impulses and persevered to reach the top tier of the U.S. military. Always the first to volunteer for the most dangerous assignments, Adam’s final act of bravery led to the ultimate sacrifice.
FEARLESS is the intimate story of a devoted man who was an unlikely hero but a true warrior, described by all who knew him as just that—fearless.