A 23-year-old soldier who had planned to return home in time for his daughter's birth next year was killed in an ambush in the mountains of Afghanistan.
Cpl. Sean K. A. Langevin of Walnut Creek was one of five soldiers who died Nov. 9 when their patrol came under enemy fire in Aranus, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.
Langevin was assigned to the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade
Combat Team, based in Vicenza, Italy. He was originally scheduled to go to Iraq during the troop surge, but in May he was sent to Afghanistan instead.
Relatives remembered him as an adventurer who snowboarded, skated, bungee-jumped and tried tandem skydiving.
Langevin graduated from Ygnacio Valley High School in 2002 and met his future wife Jessica when they both worked at a pizza parlor in Walnut Creek. They married in January 2006 and their first child is due in February.
"You have your 'shoulda, coulda, wouldas,"' said Jessica Langevin, who talked to her husband almost every day. "I don't have those with Sean. I have no regrets. That's where I find a little of my peace."
Information from: Contra Costa Times
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