SCPO (SEAL) Thomas A. Ratzlaff

SCPO (SEAL) Thomas A. Ratzlaff 1

SPECIAL WARFARE OPERATOR SENIOR CHIEF PETTY OFFICER (SEAL) THOMAS A. RATZLAFF – U.S. Navy

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

Birth: Nov. 3, 1976
Death: Aug. 6, 2011
Vardak, Afghanistan
SOCS US NAVY AFGHANISTAN

Elite U.S. Navy SEAL, one of 30 U.S. Military servicemen, 22 Navy personnel, including 15 SEALs, 3 Air Force troops, 5 Army air crew and military dog Bart (ST6 K-9), killed when their CH-47 Chinook, a U.S. military helicopter was shot down in eastern Afghanistan. Special Warfare Senior Chief Petty Officer Ratzlaff of Green Forest, Ark., Born in Harrison, Ark., the son of Benjamin Arthur and Nancy Ann Anderson Ratzlaff.

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Parents:
Benjamin Arthur Ratzlaff (1941 – 2010) Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 60 Site 9935 SCPO (SEAL) Thomas A. Ratzlaff 2 SCPO (SEAL) Thomas A. Ratzlaff 3

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