Brett D. Shadle

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Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Brett D. Shadle died March 28, 2013.

He was born in Harrisburg, March 17, 1982, a son of David and LuAnn Shadle.

He was a 2000 graduate of Upper Dauphin Area High School, starring on his basketball and soccer teams.

Fulfilling a lifelong dream to become a Navy SEAL, he entered the Navy in July 2000.

During his military service, he completed many deployments around the world in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Chief Shadle was a highly decorated combat veteran with numerous awards, including two Bronze Star Medals with Valor.

A superb naval leader, he died in a training accident.

Chief Shadle is survived by his loving wife, Jennifer; his daughter, Savannah; and his son, Christian; his father, David, his mother LuAnn; and his brother, Aaron.

A memorial service will be held locally at a later date. He will be laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington Cemetery. Donations to the Shadle family can be made through the following foundation

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