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Birth name	Matthew Gene Axelson Nickname	"Axe" Born	June 25, 1976 Cupertino, California Died	June 28, 2005 (aged 29) Kunar Province, Afghanistan Allegiance	 United States of America Service/branch	 United States Navy Years of service	2000-2005 Rank	 Sonar Technician 2nd Class Unit	 SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE Battles/wars	Operation Enduring Freedom Operation Red Wings Awards	 Navy Cross  Purple Heart

Axelson in 2005 - Matthew Gene "Axe" Axelson (June 1976 – June was a United States Navy SEAL who was killed in the War in Afghanistan. He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his actions during Operation Red Wings, in which he was killed.

Birth name Danny Phillip Dietz, Jr. BornJanuary 26, 1980 Aurora, Colorado Died June 28, 2005 (aged 25) Kunar Province, Afghanistan Allegiance	 United States Service/branch United States Navy Years of service 1999–2005 Rank Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Unit SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team Two, Naval Special Warfare Unit, Afghanistan Battles/wars	 Iraq War War in Afghanistan Operation Red Wings

Hometown: Littleton, CO; Awarded: Navy Cross - One of the lost heroes of Operation Red Wing - Read Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell and read his incredible story!

Lt. Michael Patrick Murphy, USN, SEAL, received the Medal of Honor (posthumous) for his service and sacrifice in Afghanistan.  Bullet in the stomach, bullet through the back and chest, two of his team dead, enemy all around him, firing at him, and Murphy, trained to never give up, trained to explore every option, maintains a cool, professional demeanor at its highest level: "Roger that, sir. Thank you," after asking for air.

LT Murphy wore the patch of FDNY Engine 53 / Ladder 43 El Barrios Bravest to remind him of the attacks of That patch was on his uniform the day he selflessly sacrificed his life for our great Country.

Navy Special Warfare Operator Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Brian R. Bill

Honoring those who fought and died in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn

Navy PO1 (SEAL) Darrik C. Benson, 28, of Angwin, California. Died August 6, 2011, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to an East Coast SEAL team. Died of injuries sustained when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter he was in was hit by enemy fire and crashed in Sayd Abad District, Wardak Province, Afghanistan. PO1 Benson was with a large contingent of personnel en route to reinforce members of the 75th Rangers engaged in a fierce firefight.

Honoring those who fought and died in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn

Navy Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Kevin A. Houston  Died August 6, 2011 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom  35, of West Hyannisport, Mass.; assigned to an East Coast-based SEAL team; died Aug. 6 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter in which he was riding was shot down.

Navy Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Kevin A. Houston Died August 6, 2011 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 35, of West Hyannisport, Mass.; assigned to an East Coast-based SEAL team; died Aug. 6 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter in which he was riding was shot down.

Honoring Navy SEAL Petty Officer 2nd Class James E. Suh

SEAL Of Honor shared. Happy Angel Birthday to Navy SEAL James Suh who selflessly sacrificed his life during Operation Red Wings. Please help me honor him so that he is not forgotten.

Watch: Murdered Navy SEAL Sniper Chris Kyle Spoke out Against Obama Gun Grab. Was his death just another "coincidence?" not likely

Watch: Murdered Navy SEAL Sniper Chris Kyle Spoke out Against Obama Gun Grab (note: this was a difficult page to get to plus difficult to get the video play)

Happy Angel Birthday to Navy Seal Shane Patton who sacrifice his life in Red Wing. R. I. P Never forgotten...

Happy Angel Birthday to Navy SEAL Shane Patton who selflessly sacrificed his life during Operation Red Wings. Please help me honor him so that he is not forgotten.

SEAL Of Honor shares.......  Happy Angel Birthday (April 24th)  to Navy SEAL Michael McGreevy who selflessly sacrificed his life during Operation Red Wings. Please help me honor him so that he is not forgotten — with Michael McGreevey Operation Red Wings,

Honoring Navy SEAL Michael McGreevy who selflessly sacrificed his life eleven years ago today in Afghanistan during Operation Red Wings for our great Country. Please help me honor him so that he is not forgotten.

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