SOC (SEAL) Eric Shellenberger

36, of Milford Township, PA

Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Eric Shellenberger died May 6, 2009, during a diving training exercise. Shellenberger and other members of his unit were in Washington State conducting SDV-Specific Training when he experienced problems during a dive and signaled for emergency ascent. He could not be revived. He was assigned to a West Coast based SEAL team.

Fallen Heroes of the U.S. Navy SEALs
September 11, 2001 to Present

In the days, months, and years following the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, Navy SEALs have been called upon more so than ever to employ their unique set of skills in accomplishing our nation’s most dangerous and covert operations. The photographs and stories in this room honor those SEALs who have made the ultimate sacrifice in support of the war on terror, and are displayed in chronological order of their sacrifice, from left to right. Similar displays can be found on the quarterdecks of the U.S. Navy and Naval Special Warfare Commands.

Memorial Provided by the U.S. Navy, Naval Special Warfare Preparatory School, Naval Station Great Lakes, IL.