Published on April 7th, 2013 | by Chris Hagerman5
RIP Navy SEAL Brett David Shadle
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.
Anyone wanting to make a donation for the support of Brett Shadle's wife Jenna and his two surviving sons can make a check payable to
All In All The Time Foundation - in the memo line write Jenna Shadle support.
Send the checks to
CHARITYSMITH Nonprofit Foundation
13000 Filly Lane
Truckee, CA 06161
Attn: ALL IN ALL THE TIME FOUNDATION
This foundation was established to support the families of fallen Navy Seals. I have personally made a donation and have recruited a number of my PWC retired partners to do likewise. It is the least we could do to support our troups. Brett Shadle was part of the Navy Seal Team that brought justice to Osama bin Laden.
I personal knew that man and his family. My heart now is with his wife Jennifer, who is the strongest woman I have ever known, and his family. My heart breaks for all. Thank you Brett for your sacrifice. I am very honored to have known you and your story will live on.
This is just fuckin sucks. No other way to put it. An old quote I found somewhere at some time..."A Hero is one who is willing to sacrifice the toll that life exacts for peace." I think that is quite symbolic of all our SOF personnel