New England's War Dead: Afghanistan
Petty Officer First Class Brian Ouellette, 37, Maynard
Ouellette was a Navy SEAL who was one of four members of the American special forces killed by a mine in Zabul province May 29, 2004. He grew up in Waltham, one of eight children, and graduated from Waltham High School, where he played football. A few months before his death, Ouellette had a chance to go home for vacation, but opted to stay in Afghanistan so younger soldiers with families could leave.