Navy SEAL Killed Identified

Navy officials have identified the SEAL who died Thursday in a free-fall training accident as 31 year old Special Warfare Operator Chief Brett D. Shadle of Elizabethville, PA.  Shadle and another SEAL collided midair while conducting routine night free-fall training.  The other SEAL, an E6, first class petty officer, is in stable condition at a Tucson hospital.

Shadle enlisted in the Navy is July 2000 and started his SEAL career in 2002 when he was assigned to his first SEAL team after completing BUD/s in Coronado, CA.  Shadle has served in both Iraq and Afghanistan and is highly decorated, earning numerous service medals including multiple Bronze Star Medals with Valor.

Military officials continue to investigate the accident.


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