Flags lowered for Des Moines sailor killed in Black Hawk crash

Flags lowered for Des Moines sailor killed in Black Hawk crash

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DOVER, DE - AUGUST 19: A U.S. Army soldier shuts the door of the transfer vehicle as five flag-draped transfer cases lay secure containing the remains of five U.S. Army and U.S. Navy soldiers, during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base, on August 19, 2012 in Dover, Delaware. Those killed while serving in the U.S. Army in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, were: U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3, Brian D. Hornsby, U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2, Suresh N. A. Krause, U.S. Army Spc. James A. Justice, U.S. Army Spc. Richard A. Essex, and U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Sean P. Carson. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press, KING5.com

KING5.com

Posted on August 28, 2012 at 6:59 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 21 at 11:21 AM

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Flags are lowered Tuesday at Washington state agency buildings in memory of a sailor from Des Moines who was killed in Afghanistan.

Gov. Chris Gregoire directed that flags be lowered for Petty Officer 1st Class Sean Carson.

The 32-year-old was killed August 16 in a Black Hawk helicopter crash that also killed six other service members.

Carson was an explosives disposal technician who worked with an elite team that often focused on special operations.

Carson's family knew him as a devoted dad to 4-year-old Leila and a loving husband to wife Nicole, both living in Hawaii.

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