Soldier from Maine Killed in Afghanistan Proud to Serve 

Catherine Pegram

A soldier from Maine who was killed in Afghanistan is being remembered as an outgoing high school student and athlete.20-year-old Private First Class Jordan Brochu from Oakland died Monday after enemies attacked his unit with explosives. Brochu served with an infantry battalion out of Fort Lewis, Washington.Brochu’s family moved to Maine his senior year and he attended Lake Region High School, where he played football, qualified for the state track meet as a discus thrower and was involved in culinary arts.Brochu joined the military last August and was sent to Afghanistan in July. It was his first deployment.Governor Baldacci spoke with Brochu’s family and says his mother told him her son wanted to make his family and community proud and he did that with his service.