SCPO (SEAL) Louis J. Langlais

SCPO (SEAL) Louis J. Langlais 1

SPECIAL WARFARE OPERATOR MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICER (SEAL) LOUIS J. LANGLAIS – U.S. Navy

Hometown / City: Santa Barbara, CA
Date of Death: Saturday, August 6, 2011
Conflict: Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
Branch: U.S. Navy
Rank: Special Warfare Operator Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL)
Unit: Naval Special Warfare Unit
Post / Base: East Coast

Birth: Oct. 5, 1966
Quebec, Canada
Death: Aug. 6, 2011
Wardak
Vardak, Afghanistan

Special Warfare Operator Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Louis J. Langlais, 44, of Santa Barbara, Calif., died Aug. 6 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed. He was assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit. Louis was originally from Santa Barbara, Calif., but lived in Virginia with his wife and two sons. He was thrust into the national spotlight in April 1997 when he attempted to parachute into Pro Player Stadium dressed as the mascot of the Florida Marlins, the Virginian-Pilot reported. Winds tore off the costume and Langlais landed outside while someone else took his place inside, the paper reported. Langlais enlisted in the Navy in June 1986. In 1989, he reported to SEAL training in Coronado, Calif., and reported to a West Coast-based SEAL team until 1997. He was on the Navy parachute team until February 2000 and later joined several East Coast-based SEAL teams. Langlais won numerous medals and commendations for his service

Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 60 site 9936 SCPO (SEAL) Louis J. Langlais 2 SCPO (SEAL) Louis J. Langlais 3

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