- Associated Press - Sunday, June 21, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Buffalo is naming a new boat after a former command sergeant who died in Afghanistan while working as a contractor.

Retired Command Sergeant Major Michael Buxbaum was in the Army for 33 years and served multiple combat tours in Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

He retired in 2012. Buxbaum died in his sleep the following year while in Afghanistan, where he was working as a contractor supporting deployed soldiers.

The 25-foot boat being named after him during a ceremony Tuesday is a high-tech hydrographic survey boat. The Buxbaum will be used to survey offshore breakwater structures.

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