Brown County soldier killed in Afghanistan

Seth Blevins (Source: Eastern High School yearbook 2008)
Seth Blevins (Source: Eastern High School yearbook 2008)
Seth Blevins (Source: Eastern Local Schools)
Seth Blevins (Source: Eastern Local Schools)

SARDINIA, OH (FOX19) - A soldier from Brown County has been killed in Afghanistan while serving with the U.S. Army.

Seth Blevins, of Sardinia, was a 2008 graduate of Eastern High School.

"He was a good musician, but he was a great kid," school music director John Cooper said. "You become a family. A lot of my students refer to me as their second dad because we spend a lot of time together, which makes this even harder."

"I think any classroom teacher, any administrator would look back and say 'This is the reason why I'm in education,'" Principal Jennifer Grimes said.

Before becoming principal, Grimes taught Blevins as a sophomore in her English class.

"If you had 30 students in a class like Seth you would never have any troubles managing that class," she said.

Eastern Local Schools superintendent Alan Simmons says Blevins was a good student who excelled at everything he did, including athletics and band.

A statement on Eastern Local Schools' website reads, "Recently Eastern Local Schools lost one of its alumni. Seth Blevins was killed while serving his county overseas.  Please keep Seth's family and friends in your thoughts and prayers."

No other details on his death have been released.

According to school officials the family has not yet announced memorial service details.

Seth leaves behind parents Trish and Steve as well as a sister who is a junior at Eastern High School.

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