On Wednesday, eight soldiers and a military contractor were killed at Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan when an Afghan military officer opened fire at a meeting of foreign and Afghan officers. One of the soldiers killed was Maj. David Brodeur, a native of Auburn.
Members of Brodeur's immediate family traveled to Dover, Del., to meet the plane carrying his body home from Kabul. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Lifelong friend and neighbor, Sally Patton remembers Brodeur as a confident young man who came from a family driven by success and strong values. Always pushing himself to achieve, Brodeur once insisted on running at noon in 100 degree heat at home in Auburn in order to condition himself while training with the U.S. Air Force.
- Sally Patton, friend of the Brodeur family
This segment aired on April 29, 2011. The audio for this segment is not available.