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August 20, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Sailor from Des Moines died in Black Hawk crash in Afghanistan

Explosive disposal expert Sean Carson, a Des Moines native, with his wife and daughter (Family photo)

A soldier from Des Moines was one of seven Americans killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Thursday, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Petty Officer Technician 1st Class Sean P. Carson, 32, had been based in San Diego since March 2009. He enlisted in the Navy in 1999.

Four Afghans also died in the helicopter, which the Taliban says it shot down northeast of Kandahar province, according to the Associated Press. The crash was one of the deadliest airstrikes against American military service members in Afghanistan.

 

 

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