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Jeffrey Allen Lucas
Electronics Technician First Class (SEAL)

Electronics Technician 1st Class (SEAL) Jeffrey A. Lucas was born on 17 September 1971. He grew up in Corhett, Oregon. Jeff chose his career path early in fourth grade when he wrote a paper about all the Special Forces, Green Berets, Army Rangers, Marine Recon, and Navy SEALs, but said one day he wanted to be a Navy SEAL because they were the best. Upon graduating
high school in 1989, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After graduating recruit training and Electronics Technician "A' school, he transferred to Naval Submarine Training Center Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  After Hawaii he transferred to the Branch Medical Clinic, San Diego, California, from May 1991 to June 1993.

He entered Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL in June 1993, graduating with class 191 in January 1994. After graduation, he reported to SEAL Team ONE, San Diego, California, from 1994 to 1999. Jeff came to the East Coast in 1999 and was assigned to Naval Special Warfare Development Group, Dam Neck for a year. Later he transferred to SEAL Team EIGHT for a year before coming to SEAL Team TEN in March 2002.

As a Leading Petty Officer, Jeff was known for his leadership. His enthusiasm and quick wit was portrayed in everything he did. He was considered a very funny man who was guaranteed to put a smile on the face of all in his presence. His ten years as a Navy SEAL has allowed him to create a laundry list of qualifications; such as sniper, sniper instructor, and military freefall parachutist to name a few. Jeff was an expert in every qualification and was known for his innovation and constant tinkering with his gear.

His medals include a Bronze Star (with "V" for Valor), Purple Heart, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4 awards), Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), Armed Forces Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Medal (4 awards), NATO Medal, Rifle Expert, and Expert Pistol.

Jeff is survived by his wife Rhonda and his four-year-old son Seth.


Erik Samsel Kristensen
Lieutenant Commander (SEAL)

LCDR Erik S. Kristensen, was born at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Virginia on 15 March 1972.  He graduated from Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C., in 1990, Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts in 1991, and from the United States Navy Academy in 1995. 

After graduating with honors from the United States Naval Academy, he reported to the USS CHANDLER (DOG 996) in Everett, Washington as the Fire Control Officer. Next he served at Special Boat Team TWELVE in Coronado, California as the Officer in Charge of a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat Detachment. He began teaching English at the United States Naval Academy in 1999 and also attended graduate school at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, before accepting a transfer to Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training in Coronado, California, where he graduated with BUD/S class 233. From there he reported for duty at SEAL Team EIGHT as Officer-in-Charge of a SEAL platoon. LCDR Kristensen deployed as a Task Unit Commander at SEAL Team TEN to Afghanistan to support the Naval Special Warfare community's prosecution of the Global War on Terrorism. 

Erik is remembered as an Intelligent leader who earned the respect of his men and his senior officers. He succeeded everywhere he served. He had a great love of the arts and literature. He spoke French, and was selected as an Olmsted Foundation Scholar. He planned to begin study at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris next year. The program allows a select few service members to study abroad for two years. 

During his service Erik was awarded the Bronze Star Medal (with "V" for Valor), Purple Heart, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals (2 awards), Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medals (2 awards), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbons (2 awards), Expert Rifle Medal, and Expert Pistol Medal. 

Erik is survived by his father Edward K. Kristensen, RADM, USN (Rer) and his mother Suzanne Carrico Samsel Kristensen of Washington, D.C. 


Jacques Jules Fontan
Fire Controlman Chief (SEAL)

Chief Petty Officer Jacques J. Fontan was born on 11 November 1968 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  He graduated from Brother Martin High School in New Orleans, Louisiana, and attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette prior to enlisting in the United States Navy on 7 March 1989.

After graduating from Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, he completed Fire Controlman "A" School at Fleet Combat Training Center, Dam Neck, Virginia. Upon completion, he transferred to USS NICHOLAS (FFG 47), Charleston, South Carolina and then to Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron ONE, Jacksonville, Florida. After graduating from Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training at Naval Special Warfare Center, Coronado, California, on 23 October 1998, Chief Fontan was assigned to SEAL Team EIGHT, Little Creek, Virginia, Naval Special Warfare Group TWO, Little Creek, Virginia, and SEAL Team TEN, Little Creek, Virginia.

During his service, Chief Fontan was awarded the Bronze Star Medal (with "V" for Valor), Purple Heart Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (with Combat "V"), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards), Combat Action Ribbon, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, Navy "E" Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal (5 awards), National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), Southwest Asia Service Medal (3 awards), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (3 awards),
NATO Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Expert 9MM Pistol, and Sharpshooter M4 Rifle.

Chief Fontan is survived by his parents, Earl Fontan and Hazel Rue, wife Charissa,
daughter Jourdan, brother Jean and sisters Suzanne and Cherie.


Jeffrey Scott Taylor 
Hospital Corpsman First Class (SEAL)

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jeffrey S. Taylor was born 18 May 1975 in Beckley, West Virginia. He attended Independence High School in Coal City, West Virginia, and enlisted in the Navy on 20 June 1994.

HM1 Taylor's duty assignments included Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois; NSHS San Diego, California Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia; Field Medical Service School, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training, Naval Special Warfare Center, Coronado, California; SEAL Team EIGHT, Little Creek, Virginia; USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Norfolk, Virginia; John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; and SEAL Team TEN, Little Creek, Virginia.

As Platoon Leading Petty Officer, HMl Taylor was an extremely strong leader who knew how to get the job done. He was known as a serious, yet lighthearted person. In his off-duty time, he was an avid gun collector.

Petty Officer Taylor's awards include the Bronze Star Medal (with "V" for Valor), Purple Heart Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (with Combat "V") (2 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation (2 awards), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Battle "E" Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal (4 awards), Navy Fleet Marine Force Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (3 awards), Expert Rifle Medal and Expert Pistol Medal.

HM1 Taylor is survived by his father John, mother Carrie, and wife Erin.


Michael Martin McGreevy
Lieutenant (SEAL)

LT Michael M. McGreevy was born on 24 April 1975 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated from Portville High School in 1993, where he was well known as a track star.

Mike attended the U.S. Naval Academy, where he earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1997- Upon commissioning, he served aboard USS OAK HILL (LSD 51) as a Surface Warfare Officer. His true passion was to become a SEAL and he later realized his dream when he graduated in Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL class 230 as the "Honor Man" in August 2000.

He served at SEAL Team FOUR and completed a Southern Command deployment.  He later transferred to SEAL Team EIGHT and completed a Central Command deployment as the Assistant Officer-in-Charge. He later transferred to SEAL Team TEN as Officer-in-Charge of ECHO Platoon.

During his service Mike was awarded the Bronze Star (with "V" for Valor), Purple Heart, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 awards), Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2 awards), Navy Expert Rifle, and Navy Expert Pistol.

Mike is survived by his wife Laura, his daughter Molly, and the dog Loki.


Danny Phillip Dietz
Gunner's Mate Second Class (SEAL)

 Gunner's Mate 2nd Class (SEAL) Danny P. Dietz was born on 26 January 1980 in Aurora, Colorado. He graduated from Heritage High School in Littleton, Colorado, and entered the United States Navy on 31 August 1999.

After graduating from Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes on 27 November 1999, he completed Gunner's Mate "A" school at NATTC Pensacola, Florida. Upon completion, he transferred to Basic
Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training and graduated in BUD/S class 232. After graduation he attended Basic Airborne Course at Fort Benning, Georgia, SEAL Qualification Training and SEAL Delivery Vehicle Training. From there he reported for duty at SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team TWO on 8 November 2001.

Immediately upon checking in Danny was assigned to Task Unit BRAVO as the secondary SEAL Delivery Vehicle Pilot and the Ordnance and Engineering Department Head.  During a rigorous predeployment work-up he honed his skills becoming one of the best pilots at the command. He leveraged his skills during the following six-month deployment to EUCOM as the lead pilot in multiple proof of concept full mission rehearsals which ultimately paved the way for the first successful SDV and Dry Deck Shelter combat operations.

Upon his return from EUCOM he was assigned to Task Unit CHARLIE as a primary Special Reconnaissance Team member and the Communications Department Head.  He focused his time during predeployment training on perfecting his SEAL sniper, reconnaissance and field skills. In April 2005 Danny deployed with his SR element to Afghanistan to support Naval Special Warfare Squadron TEN and the Naval Special Warfare community's prosecution of the Global War on Terror.

During his service Danny was awarded the Silver Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Award, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Expert Pistol and Expert Rifle medal.

Danny is survived by his wife Maria Paz Leveque, his mother Cindy, his father Danny Senior, sister Tiffany, and brother Eric.

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