State Leaders Attend Funeral For Auburn Airman Killed In Afghanistan
AUBURN, Mass. (CBS/AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick, along with Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown were among some 750 people who attended a service to remember a senior U.S. Air Force officer from Auburn who was shot and killed by an Afghan military pilot said to be distressed over his personal finances.
Maj. David Brodeur, seven other U.S. troops and an American civilian contractor were fatally shot April 27 at the airport in the Afghan capital of Kabul.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports
A memorial service for the 34-year-old Brodeur was held Saturday morning at the North American Martyrs Church in Auburn.
Brodeur was assigned to the 11th Air Force based in Alaska. His wife, Susan, says he was an adviser to the Afghan Command and Control center under NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan.
He was deployed in February.
He is survived by his wife two children.
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