The Navy has released the name of the Navy SEAL who died Monday from a parachute accident in the Southern California desert.
31-year-old Bradley S. Cavner of Coronado, California died from injuries suffered during a training jump.
“The training SEALs go through is inherently high-risk,” said Cmdr. Christian A. Dunbar, Naval Special Warfare Group One’s chief staff officer. “Bradley was a warrior who selflessly answered his nation’s call to defend freedom and protect us.”
Cavner enlisted in the Navy in 2003 and served in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He held a Bronze Star Medal with Combat V, which is awarded for acts of valor in combat. He graduated boot camp in 2003 and a year later, completed Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL training.
Bradley S. Cavner is survived by his parents, a sister and two brothers.