Profiles: Connecticut's War Dead

A list of military personnel with ties to Connecticut who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Paul Protzenko

    Retired State Trooper Killed In Afghanistan

    A retired state trooper working in Afghanistan as a contractor was killed Saturday. Paul Protzenko, 46, of Enfield, who retired from the state police in 2009, was in Afghanistan training local police officers in crime scene investigation and police tactics. On Saturday, he was riding in a vehicle...

  • Sgt. Edward Jeffrey Frank II

     A Hartford native was among five soldiers who died in Afghanistan Thursday when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle.Sgt. Edward J. Frank II, 26, was born in Hartford, but grew up and attended schools in New York. His mother recently moved back to Hartford.When he enlisted in the Army,...

  • Air Force Maj. Raymond G. Estelle II

    A 41-year-old New Haven native was one of nine men killed in a shooting at an Afghanistanairport on Wednesday, according to family members. The family members said Thursday night that they received word of Raymond Estelle Jr.'s death Wednesday. He served 20 years in the Air Force. Military officials...

  • Pvt. Eric D. Soufrine

    Woodbridge Native, 20, Dies In Afghanistan

    A soldier from Woodbridge has been killed in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense. Word of the death of Pvt. Eric D. Soufrine, 20, spread quickly through his hometown Wednesday night, according to First Selectman Edward Maum Sheehy. He said Soufrine was a 2009 graduate of Amity High...

  • Army Staff Sgt. Frank E. Adamski III

    Army Staff Sgt. Frank E. Adamski III

    A Connecticut soldier was killed in action Tuesday in Afghanistan.Army Staff Sgt. Frank E. Adamski III, 26, of Plainfield, was among three soldiers who died of injuries they suffered when their unit was attacked with small arms. The others who died are Sgt. 1st Class Ofren Arrechaga, 28, of Hialeah,...