Senior Chief Petty Officer Daniel R. Healy, 36, of Exeter, N.H.Died 6/28/2005 when his plane was shot down in Afghanistan. Assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team 1, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; killed June 28 when an MH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed while ferrying personnel to a battle against militants in eastern Afghanistan.
Chief Petty Officer Jacques J. Fontan, 36, of New Orleans, La.
Died 6/28/2005 when his plane was shot down in Afghanistan. A Navy Seal who was born and raised in New Orleans and attended Brother Martin High School was among the 16 American soldiers killed when their plane was shot down in Afghanistan. According to a spokesman for the family, Jacques J. Fontan was a 16-year Navy veteran and a seven-year member of the Navy Seals. “He felt honored to be a part of the elite Navy Seals and serve with a great group of men in Seal Team 10 under President Bush,” said the spokesman. Fontan, 36, was educated at St. Andrew the Apostle grammar school, Brother Martin High and SLU before joining the Navy. He is survived by his wife Charissa, his daughter Jourdan, his mother Hazel Rue, father Earl Fontan, stepfather Donald Rue, sisters Suzanne Fontan Gonczy and Cheri Fontan Skop, his brother Jean Paul Fontan and his grandmother Maguerite Helburn Delchamps.
BUC Joel E. Baldwin
Builder Chief Joel E. Baldwin, 37, died 12/21/2004 in a suicide attack in Mosul, Iraq. A member of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 7 and a 15-year Navy veteran, Baldwin was surveying a construction site in the military camp.
HMC(SEAL) Matthew J. Bourgeois
Chief Hospital Corpsman Matthew J. Bourgeois, 35, from Tallahassee, FL. Chief Bourgeois was killed Wednesday, March 27, 2002 while conducting small unit training at a remote location near Qandahar, Afghanistan. Stationed in Norfolk, Va., Chief Bourgeois was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and was killed after apparently stepping on an enemy ground emplaced munitions, which appears to have been a land mine.
Our fellow Chief's lost at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
Donald McArthur Young
Home of Record: Roanoke, Virginia
Enlisted: Richmond, Virginia, December 2, 1980
Rank: Chief Information Systems Technician
Date of Rank: August 16, 1997
Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. — 12/80 - 02/81
USS Illusive (MSO 448) — 04/81 - 04/85
Naval Communication Area Master Station Atlantic, Naval Station Norfolk, Va. — 05/85 - 04/87
USS McCandless (FF 1084) — 05/87 - 12/88
Naval Station Philadelphia, Pa. — 12/88 - 02/89
USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) — 03/89 - 07/91
Naval Telecommunications Center, Virginia Beach, Va. — 08/91 - 07/94
Commander Amphibious Group ONE — 08/94 - 02/96
USS Briscoe (DD 977) — 03/96 - 02/97
USS Bataan (LHD 5) — 03/97 - 07/99
Chief of Naval Operations Washington, D.C. — 09/00 -
Awards and Decorations: Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3), National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, Good Conduct Medal (2), Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation (2), Meritorious Unit Commendation
Gregg Harold Smallwood
Home of Record: Overland Park, Kan.
Enlisted: Pittsburgh, Pa., June 9, 1976
Rank: Chief Information Systems Technician
Date of Rank: November 16, 1999
Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. — 06/76 - 09/76
USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG 7) — 11/76 - 05/77
Naval Training Center San Diego, Calif. — 06/77 - 08/77
Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas — 09/77 - 09/79
Navy Communications Area Master Station, WESTPAC Guam — 10/79 - 10/81
Broken service from 1981 to 1988
USS Reasoner (FF 1063) — 04/88 - 01/92
Naval Computer Telecommunications Station, San Diego, Calif. — 02/92 - 09/94
Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. — 09/94 - 01/95
Naval Computer Telecommunications Station, Diego Garcia — 04/95 - 05/96
USS Harry W. Hill (DD 986) — 07/96 - 03/98
Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. — 07/98 -
Awards and Decorations: Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3), Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (3), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2), Good Conduct Medal (3), Kuwait Liberation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Navy "E" Award
RMC Marvin Roger Woods USN (RET).
Marvin Woods the son of a sailor, enlisted in the Navy when he was high school and went on to serve for 23 Years.
When he retired from the Navy in 1984, he took a six week vacation, then reported back to his office at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, MD., and continued his job as director of communications, but as a civilian. "His job was his life" his son, James said. "I remember when he retired from the Navy , he cried."
My husband was proud of the 40 years he gave to his country" said his wife.
Chief Ron Hiland
On 19 March 2001 Chief Ron Hiland during emergency Flight Quarters onboard USS THACH gave the ultimate sacrifice. Ron's concern for the Air Crew outweighed his own safety. He was the Air Detachment Chief from HSL-49 "Scorpions ". Ron always had a smile and was known for his quick wit. He was well liked by his men and respected by all. His favorite saying was " Expedite this mission".
RTC ORLANDO, FL
'A' & 'NDI' SCHOOL, MILLINGTON, TN
VF-51 & VAW-110, NAS MIRAMAR, CA
HC-11 & HSL-49, NAS NORTH ISLAND, CA
NAVY ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL (6)
NAVY MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATION
NAVY 'E' RIBBON
NAVY GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL (3)
ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY MEDAL (2)
Two of our fellow Chief's lost aboard USS Cole DDG-67 on October 12, 2000.
Electronics Technician Chief Petty Officer Richard Costelow
Engineman Chief Petty Officer/Ensign Andrew Triplett,
Our fellow Chief lost in Panama Airport Raid, December 21, 1989:
ENC (SEAL) Don McFaul
Our fellow Chiefs lost on the USS Stark, May 1987
FCCS Robert Shippee
EMCS Steven Kiser
QMCS Vernon Foster
Our fellow Chief's lost on October 23, 1983 in the Marine barracks attack, Beirut, Lebanon:
ETC Michael W. Gorchinski, Evansville, IN
HMC George W. Piercy, Mt. Savage, MD