SO1 (SEAL) Matthew Leathers

33, of Woodland, CA

On February 19, 2013 SO1 (SEAL) Matthew Leathers was reported missing after conducting a free swim with his Naval Special Warfare unit off Kaena Point, Hawaii. After five days of searching and rescue efforts, the U.S. Coast Guard called off their search. Naval Special Warfare Group Three assets continued the search for an additional 24 hours.

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.