More Than 1000 Attend Services for Fallen SEAL Matt Mason

Posted: August 19, 2011 in Uncategorized

Funeral services for fallen Navy SEAL Matt Mason, one of the U.S. service members who perished in the August 6 crash of a Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan, was held on Wednesday, and more than 1,000 mourners came together to honor his memory that day.

More than a hundred of Mason’s SEAL brothers were present at the services, held at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood. Around 150 Patriot Guard riders lined the walkways outside the Church, showing their support with U.S. flags.

Mason will be buried in Arlington, Virginia.

Meanwhile, a memorial service will be held in honor of fallen Navy SEAL Jason Workman at the Blanding LDS Stake Center in Utah. The service has been scheduled for August 20 at 2 pm. Workman is also among the 17 SEALs who lost their lives in the Chinook crash in Afghanistan.

It is expected that the memorial service will be attended in by Gary Herbert, Governor of Utah, as well as some of Workman’s fellow Navy SEALs.

Workman would have turned 33 on August 12. He was born in Montrose, Colorado, and finished high school from San Juan High School in 1997. As with most SEALs, Workman was a great athlete in high school, and played baseball and basketball.

After earning a degree in criminal justice from the Southern University of Utah in 2003, Workman joined the Navy. He eventually entered BUD/S training at Coronado, California, in January, 2004. He is survived by his wife, son, his parents, and three brothers.

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