For the first time in six years, an aspiring Navy SEAL was killed during training.
The candidate fell ill during training and passed away on Friday.
This is the first training death for the program since 2016.
Special Forces training is the most grueling training one can possibly imagine.
In recent years, our military has been a bit more transparent about some of the training for the elite of the elite, but they still don’t show everything, which is entirely understandable.
If you have ever watched the military channel for the training they show during the SEALs BUD/S training, you know it is not for the faint of heart.
Hell Week concludes that training, where sailors aspiring to be SEALs live on about 30 minutes of sleep a night and absolutely brutal water training.
The candidate that died did not actually die during training, however.
He fell ill and required hospitalization, then passed away later.
If the hospitalization resulted from fatigue or some other issue related to the training was not apparent in the initial report.
There is also another trainee hospitalized at the Naval Medical Center San Diego.
Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA), on the death of the unnamed sailor, stated, “My prayers are with the family and loved ones of the deceased during this very difficult time, and I wish for a full recovery of the other candidate reported injured yesterday.
“These courageous, talented sailors were on their way to becoming some of our country’s most elite military personnel.
“We must find out what transpired so we can do whatever we can to keep others safe.
“In the days and weeks ahead, I look forward to learning more as the Navy conducts a thorough investigation.”
The last death of a trainee happened when James Derek Loveland died during a swimming exercise.
The death was actually ruled a homicide, but the Navy never pressed any charges.
Rest in peace, sailor, and thank you for your service.
Source: Fox News