Arcata Navy SEAL Killed In Afghanistan – November 25, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012
Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin R. Ebbert
The Department of Defense has announced the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin R. Ebbert, 32, of Arcata, Calif., died Nov. 24 while supporting stability operations in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan.  Ebbert was assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit in Virginia Beach, Va.

Kevin Ebbert’s mother, Charlie Jordan, sent this message:

“Kevin Ebbert, my 32 year old son, US Navy SEAL serving his second deployment in Afghanistan was killed Friday. Kevin was poised to return home early next year and start medical school completing his training started as a Corpsman to become an MD. We last spoke about he and his wife Ursula joining Rotary where he could work in clinics internationally.

“There are many details to be worked out. There will be a Memorial Service scheduled in Arcata. In the meantime we have set up the ‘Kevin Ebbert Memorial Fund’ with Humboldt Area Foundation for those of you who wish to donate to it in Kevin’s name.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of our teammate who has made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Capt. Robert Smith, Commander, Naval Special Warfare Group Two.  “We have lost a courageous patriot who selflessly answered our nation’s call to defend freedom and protect us from terrorism.”

A memorial service will be held on Nov. 29 at 10 a.m. at the JEB Little Creek Base Chapel. A reception will follow at the SEAL Heritage Center onboard JEB Little Creek.

152 Responses to “Arcata Navy SEAL Killed In Afghanistan – November 25, 2012”

  1. Shelley Sullivan Schroeter

    Dmf……the charlie jordan?

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  2. Megan Lynch

    So devastating :(

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  3. Megan Lynch

    So devastating :(

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  4. Megan Lynch

    So devastating :(

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  5. Megan Lynch

    So devastating :(

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  6. Megan Lynch

    So devastating :(

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  7. Judi Doose

    When I hear of an ultimate sacrifice, I cannot help but reflect on the words of President Lincoln, "I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom."

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  8. Judi Doose

    When I hear of an ultimate sacrifice, I cannot help but reflect on the words of President Lincoln, "I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom."

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  9. Judi Doose

    When I hear of an ultimate sacrifice, I cannot help but reflect on the words of President Lincoln, "I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom."

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  10. Judi Doose

    When I hear of an ultimate sacrifice, I cannot help but reflect on the words of President Lincoln, "I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom."

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  11. Judi Doose

    When I hear of an ultimate sacrifice, I cannot help but reflect on the words of President Lincoln, "I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom."

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  12. Charlie…..My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  13. Charlie…..My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  14. Charlie…..My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  15. Charlie…..My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  16. Charlie…..My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  17. Courtney Haraldson

    My heart goes out to the entire family. A tragic loss of a hero who chose to put others before himself so we could be safe. The type of courage that takes speaks volumes about the kind of man Kevin was and the type of family he came from. Blessings to all.

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  18. Courtney Haraldson

    My heart goes out to the entire family. A tragic loss of a hero who chose to put others before himself so we could be safe. The type of courage that takes speaks volumes about the kind of man Kevin was and the type of family he came from. Blessings to all.

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  19. Courtney Haraldson

    My heart goes out to the entire family. A tragic loss of a hero who chose to put others before himself so we could be safe. The type of courage that takes speaks volumes about the kind of man Kevin was and the type of family he came from. Blessings to all.

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  20. Courtney Haraldson

    My heart goes out to the entire family. A tragic loss of a hero who chose to put others before himself so we could be safe. The type of courage that takes speaks volumes about the kind of man Kevin was and the type of family he came from. Blessings to all.

    #68340
  21. Courtney Haraldson

    My heart goes out to the entire family. A tragic loss of a hero who chose to put others before himself so we could be safe. The type of courage that takes speaks volumes about the kind of man Kevin was and the type of family he came from. Blessings to all.

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  22. Prayers for sure. Friday morning Fredd7 & I worked hours for Operation Gratitude at the Van Nuys Armory filling – sealing gift boxes to be sent to our folks deployed. God Bless ALL of them.

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  23. Suzanne Paine

    Prayers for sure. Friday morning Fredd7 & I worked hours for Operation Gratitude at the Van Nuys Armory filling – sealing gift boxes to be sent to our folks deployed. God Bless ALL of them.

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  24. Suzanne Paine

    Prayers for sure. Friday morning Fredd7 & I worked hours for Operation Gratitude at the Van Nuys Armory filling – sealing gift boxes to be sent to our folks deployed. God Bless ALL of them.

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  25. Suzanne Paine

    Prayers for sure. Friday morning Fredd7 & I worked hours for Operation Gratitude at the Van Nuys Armory filling – sealing gift boxes to be sent to our folks deployed. God Bless ALL of them.

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  26. Suzanne Paine

    Prayers for sure. Friday morning Fredd7 & I worked hours for Operation Gratitude at the Van Nuys Armory filling – sealing gift boxes to be sent to our folks deployed. God Bless ALL of them.

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  27. I am so sorry for your loss Charlie and family.. My thoughts are with your entire family.

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  28. I am so sorry for your loss Charlie and family.. My thoughts are with your entire family.

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  29. I am so sorry for your loss Charlie and family.. My thoughts are with your entire family.

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  30. I am so sorry for your loss Charlie and family.. My thoughts are with your entire family.

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  31. I am so sorry for your loss Charlie and family.. My thoughts are with your entire family.

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  32. Robyn Ahrenholtz Vilhelmsen

    Charlie, I am absolutely numbed by the news. I know this to be true, by how you spoke of him; you had a glorious relationship with your son. Words and memories cannot replace, but can hopefully help heal. I am sending absolute heartfelt love and peace to you.

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  33. Robyn Ahrenholtz Vilhelmsen

    Charlie, I am absolutely numbed by the news. I know this to be true, by how you spoke of him; you had a glorious relationship with your son. Words and memories cannot replace, but can hopefully help heal. I am sending absolute heartfelt love and peace to you.

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  34. Robyn Ahrenholtz Vilhelmsen

    Charlie, I am absolutely numbed by the news. I know this to be true, by how you spoke of him; you had a glorious relationship with your son. Words and memories cannot replace, but can hopefully help heal. I am sending absolute heartfelt love and peace to you.

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  35. Robyn Ahrenholtz Vilhelmsen

    Charlie, I am absolutely numbed by the news. I know this to be true, by how you spoke of him; you had a glorious relationship with your son. Words and memories cannot replace, but can hopefully help heal. I am sending absolute heartfelt love and peace to you.

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  36. Robyn Ahrenholtz Vilhelmsen

    Charlie, I am absolutely numbed by the news. I know this to be true, by how you spoke of him; you had a glorious relationship with your son. Words and memories cannot replace, but can hopefully help heal. I am sending absolute heartfelt love and peace to you.

    #68372
  37. LaNae Slater-Moss

    Incredibly sad for his family and friends.

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  38. LaNae Slater-Moss

    Incredibly sad for his family and friends.

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  39. LaNae Slater-Moss

    Incredibly sad for his family and friends.

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  40. LaNae Slater-Moss

    Incredibly sad for his family and friends.

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  41. LaNae Slater-Moss

    Incredibly sad for his family and friends.

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  42. Greg Rosales

    Charlie, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May Kevin rest in peace. With sympathy, The Rosales Family.

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  43. Greg Rosales

    Charlie, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May Kevin rest in peace. With sympathy, The Rosales Family.

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  44. Greg Rosales

    Charlie, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May Kevin rest in peace. With sympathy, The Rosales Family.

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  45. Greg Rosales

    Charlie, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May Kevin rest in peace. With sympathy, The Rosales Family.

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  46. Greg Rosales

    Charlie, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May Kevin rest in peace. With sympathy, The Rosales Family.

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  47. Beau Joseph Hurd

    Aloha to the family. I'm sorry to hear of your loss.

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  48. Aloha to the family. I'm sorry to hear of your loss.

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  49. Aloha to the family. I'm sorry to hear of your loss.

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  50. Aloha to the family. I'm sorry to hear of your loss.

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