SSG Charles R. Browning

SSG Charles R. Browning

SSG CHARLES R. BROWNING

Hometown / City: TUCSON, AZ PIMA
Date of Death: Friday, June 1, 2007
Conflict: Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
Branch: U.S. Army
Unit: COMPANY B, 1ST BATTALION, 158TH INFANTRY, PHOENIX, AZ

Birth: Mar. 6, 1976
Washington, USA
Death: Jun. 1, 2007, Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Browning of Tucson, Arizona was born in Whidbey Island, Wash. but moved to Tucson with his family at age 8. After graduating from high school, he joined the Army and served in New York, Kentucky, Panama and Korea. Charles joined the Arizona National Guard after ending regular duty and was deployed to Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He began working at one of the two state-run prisons in Florence in January 2004, 10 months before he deployed to Iraq. He worked in the Special Management Unit, for problem prisoners. He returned to work in Florence in January 2006, and stayed for a year before he signed on for a second rotation in the Middle East. He is survived by his wife and two stepdaughters. He died in Mehtar Lam, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle at age 31.

Burial:
Evergreen Memorial Park
Tucson
Pima County
Arizona, USA

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