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Half-Staff Virginia Flags – Navy SEALS

American Flags and Virginia Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, August 16th through Monday, August 22nd in the commonwealth of Virginia in honor of those who were killed in the Afghanistan helicopter tragedy on August 6, 2011.

Servicemen assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit:

  1. Lt. Cmdr. (SEAL) Jonas B. Kelsall, 32, of Shreveport, La.
  2. Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Louis J. Langlais, 44, of Santa Barbara, Calif.
  3. Senior Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Thomas A. Ratzlaff, 34, of Green Forest, Ark.
  4. Senior Chief Petty Officer (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist) Kraig M. Vickers, 36, of Kokomo, Hawaii
  5. Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Brian R. Bill, 31, of Stamford, Conn.
  6. Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) John W. Faas, 31, of Minneapolis, Minn.
  7. Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Kevin A. Houston, 35, of West Hyannisport, Mass.
  8. Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Matthew D. Mason, 37, of Kansas City, Mo.
  9. Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Stephen M. Mills, 35, of Fort Worth, Texas
  10. Chief Petty Officer (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist/Diver) Nicholas H. Null, 30, of Washington, W.Va.
  11. Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Robert J. Reeves, 32, of Shreveport, La.
  12. Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Heath M. Robinson, 34, of Detroit, Mich.
  13. Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Darrik C. Benson, 28, of Angwin, Calif.
  14. Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL/Parachutist) Christopher G. Campbell, 36, of Jacksonville, N.C.
  15. Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist) Jared W. Day, 28, of Taylorsville, Utah
  16. Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist) John Douangdara, 26, of South Sioux City, Neb.
  17. Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist) Michael J. Strange, 25, of Philadelphia, Pa.
  18. Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL/Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist) Jon T. Tumilson, 35, of Rockford, Iowa
  19. Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Aaron C. Vaughn, 30, of Stuart, Fla.
  20. Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Jason R. Workman, 32, of Blanding, Utah.

Servicemen assigned to West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit:

  1. Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Jesse D. Pittman, 27, of Ukiah, Calif.
  2. Petty Officer 2nd Class (SEAL) Nicholas P. Spehar, 24, of Saint Paul, Minn.

Servicemen assigned to the 135th and 138th Aviation Regiments:

  1. Chief Warrant Officer David R. Carter, 47, of Centennial, Colo; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), Aurora, Colo.
  2. Chief Warrant Officer Bryan J. Nichols, 31, of Hays, Kan.; assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), New Century, Kan.
  3. Sgt. Patrick D. Hamburger, 30, of Lincoln, Neb.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), Grand Island, Neb.
  4. Sgt. Alexander J. Bennett, 24, of Tacoma, Wash; assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), New Century, Kan.; and
  5. Spc. Spencer C. Duncan, 21, of Olathe, Kan.; assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), New Century, Kan.

Servicemen assigned to the 24th Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Field, N.C.:

  1. Tech. Sgt. John W. Brown, 33, of Tallahassee, Fla.
  2. Staff Sgt. Andrew W. Harvell, 26, of Long Beach, Calif.
  3. Tech. Sgt. Daniel L. Zerbe, 28, of York Pa.

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