Warrior Wednesday: Kevin E. Lundberg #NeverForgotten #USNavy #SEAL

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Petty Officer First Class Kevin E. Lundberg
May 25, 1955 to Oct. 23, 1983

fallenwarriorcrossKevin Erin Lundberg was a petty officer first class for the United States Navy. Kevin was born on May 25, 1955 and was from Kodiak, Alaska. On October 23, 1983, he died in a hostile incident in Caribbean Sea at the age of 28.

Lundberg became a plank owner with SEAL Team SIX at Dam Neck Annex, Virginia, upon its activation in October 1980, and served with the unit until he was killed in action during Operation Urgent Fury, the Invasion of Grenada, on October 23, 1983. His remains were never recovered from the Caribbean Sea near Grenada, but he has a cenotaph at Arlington National Cemetery.

According to The Day – November 5, 1983

“A Navy commando team fought a pitched battle with Grenadian forces two days before U.S. Marines and Army Rangers landed on the Caribbean island to rescue the nation’s British governor-general. […] According to Navy sources, the men killed in the clandestine operation drowned at sea when their boat capsized.”

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The protagonist of my WID (Work in Development) is a physical therapist who works with wounded vets. Through my research I’ve discovered patriots that leave me awe-filled, many of whom gave their life for their country. If I’ve learned only one thing, it is that these soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines don’t do what they do for notoriety, they love their job, their country and their brothers (and sisters) in arms. I encourage you to do a bit of research on these warriors, but keep in mind that initial media reports often contain unverified information and for security reasons many details of operations are never revealed.