Member of SEAL Team 6 killed, another SEAL injured in parachute accident

NBC News – by Jim MIklaszweski and Courtney Kube

A  Navy SEAL from the elite SEAL TEAM 6 was killed and another SEAL injured Thursday night during a parachute training accident in Marana, Arizona, the military said. Details of the accident are not immediately available.

One SEAL was pronounced dead on arrival at the University of Arizona Hospital. The second remains hospitalized in stable condition.  

Members of SEAL TEAM 6 carried out the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. All SEAL  teams receive extensive parachute training, which is often required for hostage rescue or anti-terrorist operations.

The names of the two SEALS involved in the fatal training mishap have not been released pending notification of next of kin.

21 thoughts on “Member of SEAL Team 6 killed, another SEAL injured in parachute accident

  1. Members of SEAL TEAM 6 [supposedly] carried out the raid that [some claim] killed Osama Bin Laden.

    There. Fixed it for you.

          1. Maynard Krebs! Thats him Millard!
            What would I do without these youngsters teaching me “abstract history?” A man might think I was born in 1984!
            Hell I was already discharged, married and had three kids by then.
            But I do thank these younkers for their history lessons, it helps me fight off the symptoms of Alzheimer’s!

          2. That was Maynard G. Krebs, rhumstruck.

            The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis – ’59 – ’63.

            Loved that show.

          1. I knew that minor omission would pull a few more dinosaurs out of the shadows! 🙂

          2. Frank Faylen (Ernie the cab driver in “It’s a Wonderful Life”, one of my favorite movies) played his dad in the series. He was one of my favorite old-school character actors. 🙂

          3. I’ve always assumed that’s where he got those two names from. NOT a coincidence, methinks.

  2. He should have packed his own shoot.

    Factoid: More “Doughboys” of WW1 died of parachute failure than enemy fire. What if the gov wanted to get rid of certain people because of their political leanings or whatever. Their chutes get folded wrong and See Ya.

    1. Factoid: it was WW2 junior. In WW1 not even pilots had parachutes.
      I realize the Indoctrination Centers no longer teach history, but give me a break!

      1. Yes Rhumstruck, it’s very well apparent the lack of knowledge these history-revisionists try to get away with these days. I enjoy watching you bitch slap ’em upside the head:)

  3. These mythical supermen of USA and UK couldn’t catch Mladic for 16 years. He finally turned himself in for reasons political, no doubt.

    They did catch up with him a couple of times, though.
    A really good movie, if you’re a Serb.
    The Brit SAS were quite appreciative of Mladic’s guards.
    The one or two who survived these (real life) encounters.

    This whole world is full of shit.

  4. Thanks for the correction. Let me identify the indoctrination center that taught me this urban legend.

    In the mid 1980s I was casting for an acting job for an inventor of talking life-like manikans to be sold to Disney World.

    The manikan I would perform a monologue for was described by the owner as a WW1 Doughboy. He told me they got that name because of the way they bounced like dough when their chutes failed.

    My recent research dates the term “Doughboy” as far back as the Civil War, and WW2 ended before the deployment of US paratroopers.

    It just goes to show the importance of peer review.

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