In addition to the Navy SEALs who died in Saturday’s helicopter crash in Afghanistan, there were also eight others who were not Navy SEALS who were also killed; one of those men was Kraig Vickers.
“Kraig talked about joining the military to serve his country. For him it was God first, his country and his family,” says Kraig’s father Robert Vickers.
Before he was a member of the Navy Bomb Disposal Team, Kraig Vickers was a high school football player in Maui.
The former linebacker would have turned 37 on Thursday.