Fallen Hero - MSgt. Tara Brown
The official portrait of Master Sgt. Tara Brown, one of OSI's fallen heroes. MSgt. Brown, 33, of Deltona, Fla., died Apr. 26 near Kabul, Afghanistan of wounds sustained from an Afghan gunman who also killed seven other Airmen as well as an American civilian contractor in a shooting spree in the Afghan Air Force compound in Kabul. Prior to January, MSgt. Brown was assigned as the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge, Client Support Technician for Headquarters Air Force Office of Special Investigations Personnel Division at Andrews AFB, Md. MSgt. Brown was deployed to Afghanistan on Jan. 3, 2011, and was serving a one year tour with NATO Air Training Command as an international trainer on the basic fundamentals on desktop computers and networking to Afghan air force technicians. According to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, an Afghan military pilot opened fire on international troops. The shooting occured at the Afghan national air force compound at North Kabul International Airport.

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