Fallen Heroes – Navy

Honor Our Fallen Heroes

Since September 2001, the Naval Special Warfare community has lost many warriors during training and in combat, at home and on foreign shores. We mourn the loss of each and honor them and their families for their sacrifice.

Name Photo Date of Death
Jason R. Workman
NAVY Jason R. Workman
Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL)
Date of death
August 6, 2011
Afghanistan
Tyrone S. Woods, Sr.
No Photo
Tyrone S. Woods, Sr.
Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL)
Date of death
September 12, 2012
Libya
Jeremy Wise
NAVY Jeremy Wise
Special Warfare Operator 1st Class (SEAL)
Date of death
December 30, 2009
Afghanistan
Chad Michael Wilkinson
NAVY Chad Michael Wilkinson
Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL)
Date of death
October 29, 2018
Virginia Beach, VA
Steven A. Wilcox
NAVY Steven A. Wilcox
Intelligence Specialist 1st Class (TECH)
Date of death
July 3, 2017
Hawaii
Mark Weiss
NAVY Mark Weiss
Lieutenant (SEAL)
Date of death
November 11, 2017
Tanzania
Caplen Weare
NAVY Caplen Weare
Master at Arms 2nd Class (TECH)
Date of death
November 15, 2015
California
David J. Warsen
NAVY David J. Warsen
Special Warfare Operator 1st Class (SEAL)
Date of death
August 16, 2012
Afghanistan
Kraig M. K. Vickers
NAVY Kraig M. K. Vickers
Senior Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (EOD)
Date of death
August 6, 2011
Afghanistan
Eduardo Valadez
NAVY Eduardo Valadez
Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL)
Date of death
December 19, 2017
Hawaii
Jon T. Tumilson
NAVY Jon T. Tumilson
Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL)
Date of death
August 6, 2011
Afghanistan
Tyler J. Trahan
NAVY Tyler J. Trahan
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class (EOD)
Date of death
April 30, 2009
Iraq
Collin T. Thomas
NAVY Collin T. Thomas
Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL)
Date of death
August 18, 2010
Afghanistan
Jeffrey S. Taylor
NAVY Jeffrey S. Taylor
Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (SEAL)
Date of death
June 28, 2005
Afghanistan
Michael Rex Tatham
NAVY Michael Rex Tatham
Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL)
Date of death
October 12, 2011
Indonesia
David M. Tapper
NAVY David M. Tapper
Photographer's Mate 1st Class (SEAL)
Date of death
August 20, 2003
Afghanistan
James E. Suh
NAVY James E. Suh
Quartermaster 2nd Class (SEAL)
Date of death
June 28, 2005
Afghanistan
Michael J. Strange
NAVY Michael J. Strange
Cryptologic Technician Collections 1st Class (TECH)
Date of death
August 6, 2011
Afghanistan
Seth Anthony Stone
NAVY Seth Anthony Stone
Commander (SEAL)
Date of death
September 30, 2017
Perris, CA
Nicholas P. Spehar
NAVY Nicholas P. Spehar
Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class (SEAL)
Date of death
August 6, 2011
Afghanistan
Luis A. Souffront
NAVY Luis A. Souffront
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class (EOD)
Date of death
February 7, 2008
Iraq
Adam O. Smith
NAVY Adam O. Smith
Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class (SEAL)
Date of death
September 21, 2010
Afghanistan
Joseph C. Schwedler
NAVY Joseph C. Schwedler
Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class (SEAL)
Date of death
April 6, 2007
Iraq
Michael Wesley Rodman
NAVY Michael Wesley Rodman
Senior Chief Aviation Electronics Technician (TECH)
Date of death
October 28, 2015
Virginia Beach
Heath M. Robinson
NAVY Heath M. Robinson
Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL)
Date of death
August 6, 2011
Afghanistan
Dion R. Roberts
NAVY Dion R. Roberts
Gunner's Mate 2nd Class (TECH)
Date of death
September 24, 2012
Afghanistan
Neil C. Roberts
NAVY Neil C. Roberts
Aviation Boatswain's Mate 1st Class (SEAL)
Date of death
March 4, 2002
Afghanistan
Thomas E. Retzer
NAVY Thomas E. Retzer
Internal Communications Specialist 1st Class (SEAL)
Date of death
June 26, 2003
Afghanistan
Robert J. Reeves
NAVY Robert J. Reeves
Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL)
Date of death
August 6, 2011
Afghanistan
Jesse Ervin Ready, Jr.
No Photo
Jesse Ervin Ready, Jr.
Lieutenant (TECH)
Date of death
January 11, 2016
Mississippi
Thomas A. Ratzlaff
NAVY Thomas A. Ratzlaff
Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL)
Date of death
August 6, 2011
Afghanistan
Job W. Price
NAVY Job W. Price
Commander (SEAL)
Date of death
December 22, 2012
Afghanistan
Jerry O. Pope, II
No Photo
Jerry O. Pope, II
Ensign (SEAL)
Date of death
October 17, 2002
Yemen

n February 14, 1969, senior Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force officers of the EOD School formed the EOD Memorial committee to design and construct a memorial to honor fallen EOD warriors.

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