New England's War Dead: Afghanistan
Captain Seth R. Michaud, 27, Hudson
Michaud was killed while on deployment in Djibouti, Africa, June 22, 2003, as part of a counter-terrorism operation. During a practice mission, bombs dropped from a B-52 inadvertently landed near him. Michaud grew up in Hudson, and was married with a young son, Ian. He was an Eagle Scout and an athlete, and graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis. He had recently been promoted to aircraft commander.