More than 1000 members of Naval Special Warfare gathered in their dress blue uniforms to say goodbye and honor their fallen team member Special Operator 1st Class Remington Peters who died on Memorial Day weekend when his parachute malfunctioned.

Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Petty Officer 1st Class Remington Peters died Sunday May 28th in a parachute demonstration accident at Liberty State Park in New Jersey in support of Fleet Week New York 2017. Peters, a native of Colorado, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 2008 and was a veteran of two combat deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan. His personal awards included the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, among many others.

“To stand out in this community of elite warriors like Remi did takes not only an unprecedented operational competency, but more importantly an unrivaled character”, said Captain Jay Hennessey, Commanding Officer of Naval Special Warfare Center. “To be selected as a member of our Parachute Team is not only a coveted professional accomplishment, but a hard and fast measure of Petty Officer Peters’ personal devotion to his profession.”

Peters is survived by his mother, Tina, father, Tom, sister Cayce, and his significant long-term girlfriend of three years, Rebecca.  Any further media inquiries should be directed to Lt. Zachary Keating at 619-537-3184 or [email protected]US Navy

Featured image of a Navy SEAL saluting a photo of Special Operator 1st Class (SEAL) Remington Peters by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Abe McNatt, US Navy