U.S. Navy SEAL Brett D. Shadle voluntarily accepted the inherent dangers of his profession. He walked as a warrior, accepting a truly demanding way of life. The United States of America is a stronger country and the world a better place due to the sacrifices of Brett Shadle as well as all other fallen Navy SEALs. We mourn the loss of each and honor them for their sacrifice.
Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Brett D. Shadle was born on March 17, 1982 in Harrisburg, PA. He was a 2000 graduate of Upper Dauphin Area High School starring on his basketball and soccer teams. Fulfilling a lifelong dream to become a Navy SEAL, he entered the Navy in July 2000. During his military service he completed many deployments around the world in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Chief Shadle was a highly decorated combat veteran with numerous awards including two Bronze Star Medals with Valor. A superb naval leader, he died in a training accident Thursday, March 28, 2013. Chief Shadle is survived by his loving wife Jennifer, his daughter Savannah and his son Christian, his father David, his mother LuAnn, and his brother Aaron. He will be laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington Cemetery.