The Commanding Officer of SEAL Team 8, Commander Brian Bourgeois ’01, USN, suffered serious injuries from an accident during a fast rope training event last week. Tragically, he died of his injuries on Tuesday, December 7. You can read the U.S. Navy’s press release and Navy Times’ reporting for more details.
Commander Bourgeois is survived by his wife and five children. The Navy Football Brotherhood, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, started a fundraising campaign on Facebook to collect funds to support the family. 100% of donations will go directly to the family. Check the campaign’s page for more details and to donate.
Please consider supporting a shipmate’s family in their time of need and sharing the information with others that can help support them too.