CIA worker killed in Afghanistan remembered
CLINTON, Mass. -- The Massachusetts native who was among seven CIA employees killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan is being remembered as a religious man dedicated to his service.
More than 500 people attended a funeral Mass for 37-year-old Harold E. Brown Jr. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Clinton on Saturday.
"He was so proud to be doing his part to make the world a better place, to be providing a safer America for our children," said Brown's wife, Janet.
Janet Brown stood at the front with their three children ages 12, 10 and 2. She described him as "a rock, a pillar of strength, upholding his beliefs and values."
"Harold Brown, it was a wonderful life. I'll love you now and forever. Thank you for choosing me. Thank you for being my everything," said Janet.
Gov. Deval Patrick, Lt. Gov. Tim Murray, Sen. Paul Kirk, firefighters, and uniformed officers also attended the services.
The CIA workers and a Jordanian intelligence officer were killed Dec. 30 in a suicide bombing at a CIA base in Khost province. The Pakistani Taliban is among groups that have claimed responsibility.
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