Navy SEAL based in Va. Beach killed in Afghanistan

Posted at 10:26 PM, Nov 25, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-26 07:52:12-05

Virginia Beach, Va. - According to the Department of Defense, Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin R. Ebbert, 32, was killed Saturday in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan.

He died from a gunshot wound suffered while engaged in combat in southern Afghanistan.

Ebbert was a Navy SEAL assigned to a Naval Special Warfare unit at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek – Fort Story.  He is from Arcata, Calif.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of our teammate who has made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Capt. Robert Smith, Commander, Naval Special Warfare Group TWO.  “We have lost a courageous patriot who selflessly answered our nation’s call to defend freedom and protect us from terrorism.”