IC1 (SEAL) Thomas Retzer

30, of San Diego, CA

Petty Officer First Class (SEAL) Thomas Retzer sustained mortal wounds on June 25, 2003, after his convoy was attacked outside of Gardez, Afghanistan. Retzer was evacuated to Bagram Air Base Hospital, where he survived for 24 hours before succumbing to his injuries on June 26, 2003. He was assigned 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.