SOC (SEAL) Sean Flynn
36, of Suffern, NY
On February 1, 2009, SOC (SEAL) Sean Flynn peacefully passed away of cancer. He was a highly decorated Special Operations Chief who earned three Bronze Stars with Valor and numerous other awards. Chief Flynn loved skydiving and was a certified advanced free fall instructor, tandem master and an avid free flyer. He had been on a long list of life or death missions, but it was Rhabdomyosarcoma, a soft-tissue cancer that claimed his life. He was attached to an East 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.