Brian-Michel Bourgeois dies after weekend training accident in Virginia

As the Navy conducts a capability exercise at the Joint Infantry Base, during its 43rd annual Underwater Demolition Team (UDT) – Sea, Air, and Land (SEAL) session, the East Coast reunite.

She lost one of her skilled today while training
The US Navy announced on Tuesday, December 6, 2021 that it has lost a US Marine who died after being injured in a training accident over the weekend, Brian-Michel Bourgeois, Team 8 Captain SEAL.

The Naval Special Command said that the cause of death appears to have been the accident while training the fast ropes.
Brian-Michel Bourgeois, 43, was injured Saturday in the accident from a helicopter in Virginia Beach, according to a statement released by the Naval Special Warfare Command on Wednesday.

Navy officials said Brian Michel, the executive officer for SEAL Team 8
He has taken command of the unit temporarily.

* Brian Michel, a Special War Officer, has received numerous awards and decorations that adorn his service record, including the Bronze Star, the Defense Service Medal, and the Iraq Campaign Medal.

“Brian was one of our best commanders, and he possessed all the qualities that make our force effective,” Admiral Howard III, commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command, said in a statement. “His charismatic leadership and honest stewardship of our standards will be missed. His legacy continues in the teammates with whom he served, led and supervised.”

“This incident weighs heavily on all of us,” Weatherby said in a statement after the tragic news of his death.
“Bryan has been as tough as they come, and he is an outstanding leader not only that but a committed father, husband and friend as well.” “This is a great loss for us and everyone who knew him. We will miss him very much.”

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