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.

funeral service State Leaders Attend Funeral For Auburn Airman Killed In Afghanistan

A service was held for Maj. David Brodeur of Auburn. He was killed in a shooting spree in Afghanistan.

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.

david brodeur State Leaders Attend Funeral For Auburn Airman Killed In Afghanistan

Photo shows Maj. David Brodeur and family. Brodeur was killed in Afghanistan.

He was deployed in February.

He is survived by his wife two children.

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Comments (3)
  1. Willow says:

    This news story made me cry. It’s time to bring our men home as too many families have suffered this same tragedy, not to mention the men and women who have returned home maimed. My sympathy to the entire family.

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