Frmr Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw’s Memorial Day Story Is Going Viral

Rep. Dan Crenshaw is an American hero. He is no stranger to sacrifice for the sake of country.
In honor of Memorial Day, Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, tweeted a story about his close friends who lost their lives serving America.
Enjoy your Memorial Day and let us remember why we celebrate. We celebrate the lives of the heroes we have lost. Never Forget.

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At last count, Crenshaw’s tweet thread had almost 50,000 likes and over 15,000 retweets.
Crenshaw’s story begins with Brendan Looney. Looney first deployed with Crenshaw with SEAL Team 3. Crenshaw notes that Looney was a husband, son and brother. 
“Be strong. Be accountable. Never complain,” Crenshaw wrote about Looney.
Enjoy your Memorial Day and let us remember why we celebrate. We celebrate the lives of the heroes we have lost. Never Forget.

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Brendan Looney. Did our first deployment together at SEAL Team 3. One of the best and most respected leaders on the Team. Husband, son, and brother.

“Be Strong. Be accountable. Never complain.” pic.twitter.com/TsIuRPOkem
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Next, Crenshaw spoke of Pat Feeks. Using military jargon for “joint terminal air controller” — the ground fighter who coordinates with close air support — Crenshaw recalled that Feeks was one of “the best JTACs out there” and the “Best story teller I ever met.”
Enjoy your Memorial Day and let us remember why we celebrate. We celebrate the lives of the heroes we have lost. Never Forget.

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Pat Feeks. One of the best JTACs out there. Best story teller I ever met (those who knew him will understand!). Loyal friend, husband, brother, and son. He always showed up when you asked him to. pic.twitter.com/p2sjVNPX8t
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Dave Warsen was next in Crenshaw’s tale of American heroes. Warsen was the “strongest guy in the platoon and also the happiest.” Crenshaw wrote that he and Warsen spent a lot of time together in Afghanistan where they sometimes played volleyball on courts that were “half sand, half rock.”
Enjoy your Memorial Day and let us remember why we celebrate. We celebrate the lives of the heroes we have lost. Never Forget.

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Dave Warsen. All American. Spent a lot of time together on our deployment to Afghanistan. When not on missions, we’d hit the volleyball court (half sand, half rocks). Strongest guy in the platoon, and also the happiest. Truly loved and missed. pic.twitter.com/Ufq7flyzOk
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Crenshaw then tweeted about his roommate, Kevin Ebbert. According to Crenshaw, Ebbert was “one of the smartest, most capable, kindest SEALs I ever knew.” He was also a talented medic and committed husband.
Enjoy your Memorial Day and let us remember why we celebrate. We celebrate the lives of the heroes we have lost. Never Forget.

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Kevin Ebbert. My roommate in BUD/S. One of the smartest, most capable, kindest SEALs I ever knew. Skilled medic, loving husband. Missed dearly. pic.twitter.com/FyKdSxf3Kx
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Brad Cavner was “cool, collected and a great operator,” wrote Crenshaw. Crenshaw credited Cavner with teaching him how to shoot left-handed after the loss of his right eye. “It’s all about the Brotherhood,” said Crenshaw. 
Enjoy your Memorial Day and let us remember why we celebrate. We celebrate the lives of the heroes we have lost. Never Forget.

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Brad Cavner. Cool, collected, and a great operator. Brad taught me to shoot left-handed after I lost my right eye, and spent countless hours getting my CQC skills back up to speed.

“It’s about the Brotherhood.” pic.twitter.com/a7aFMbZRD9
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The most motivating and entertaining guy in Crenshaw’s class was Brett Marihugh, according to Crenshaw’s series of tweets. Marihugh “told stories for hours” about his days as a police officer. He pretended to be a medic to sneak into the hospital in Afghanistan to see Crenshaw after the IED wound.
Enjoy your Memorial Day and let us remember why we celebrate. We celebrate the lives of the heroes we have lost. Never Forget.

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Brett Marihugh. The most motivating and entertaining guy in our BUD/S class. Told stories for hours about his time as a cop before he joined. He pretended to be a doctor so he could visit my hospital room in Afghanistan and check up on me after I got hit by an IED. pic.twitter.com/OzraXYQDp4
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Lastly, Crenshaw recounted how Charles Keating IV, aka “Chuck Heavy,” sacrificed his life to protect his team. Keating was a Navy Cross recipient and, as Crenshaw put it, an epic hero.
Enjoy your Memorial Day and let us remember why we celebrate. We celebrate the lives of the heroes we have lost. Never Forget.

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Charles Keating IV. “Chuck Heavy”. His laugh was contagious. Life of the party.

He was killed placing himself in danger so that his Team wouldn’t have to. Navy Cross recipient. Epic hero, husband, son, brother. pic.twitter.com/uFj0ROOnSb
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Taken together, these short snapshots amount to a story of heroism every American should be grateful for.
It is stories like these that remind the free people of the nation why we celebrate Memorial Day. There has been great pain, priceless sacrifice, epic courage and unparalleled brotherhood that paved the way for our freedoms.
We must always remember those who defended our nation.
patriot like Crenshaw deserves a huge debt of gratitude not only for his sacrifice but for reminding us all what the faces of our heroes look like.

Let us never forget.
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