Chief Petty Officer Kevin Houston

A Brave Hero, Chief Petty Officer(SEAL) , Kevin Houston

Chief Petty Officer, Kevin Houston was. born on September 20, 1975 in West Hyannisport, Massachusetts. He enlisted in the Navy on January 18,1995 and became a Navy Seal on May of 1999. He reported to Naval Special Warfare Group Two in December of 2008 and joined his East Coast-based SEAL Team in January of 2008. On August 6, 2011, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom, in Wardak province of Afghanistan, they came under fire from opposition forces. A team of U.S. Army and Afghanistan military members along with twenty-two members of the Naval Special Warfare community, help suppress the opposition forces and assist with the evacuation of the high value target. When they were retiring to base, the CH-47 Chinok Helicopter carrying the team was struck by a rocket propelled grenade , killing Chief Petty Officer Houston and all the members on board. Chief Petty Officer Houston was thirty-five years old. β€œHe was doing what he always wanted to do, defending the Country as a SEAL. He achieved his dream,” said Christopher Kelly. His numerous awards include two Bronze Stars with Valor and the Purple Heart. He is survived by his Wife and three Children, his Mother, Jan Brown and Brother, Craig. Thank you for your Service and protecting our freedoms, Chief Petty Officer, Kevin Houston! You are a True Hero and we will always honor you!

PO1 Luis A. Souffront

Forever Grateful For Your Service, Petty Officer First Class, Luis A. Souffront

Petty Officer First Class, Luis A. Souffront enlisted in the Navy on July 24, 2000. He was then assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Five through November 2005. While serving in combat operations in Iraq, was assigned to Naval Special Warfare Group Two, SEAL Team. He suffered wounds from an improvised explosive device and died on February 7, 2008. He was twenty-five years old and from Miami, Florida. His numerous awards include the Purple Heart and two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals. β€œThe water was his life and joining the Navy was his passion,” said Rosanna Tejeda, one of his Cousins. He is survived by his Mother and Father. Thank you for answering the call to Serve our Country, Chief Petty Officer First Class Luis A. Souffront! You are a True Hero and we will always remember you!

Eddy Jones E5

Honoring Eddy Jones of the United States Army

Eddy Jones was born on April 3, 1930, in Waltham, Massachusetts. Eddy did his basic training at Fort Ord, California and is a Fourteen year Veteran of the Army. His rank was E-5, which is an electronics specialist, who specialized in ” precise power,” which means that all the buttons were powered and ready to be pushed at any time! Eddy Jones was honorably discharged in 1964. Eddy then moved to Riverbank in 1969 and is a proud member of the Disabled American Veterans. His hobby includes repairing scooters for disabled individuals. What a wonderful service you are giving to these disabled individuals ! We are thankful for your Service and Sacrifice to our Country! You are a True Hero and we will always honor you!