Foundation pays off fallen SEAL Team 8 Cmdr. Brian Bourgeois' home mortgage before Christmas

 Cmdr. Brian Bourgeois
Posted at 1:25 PM, Dec 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-23 10:03:30-05

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Tunnel to Towers Foundation paid off the mortgage on the home of fallen SEAL Team 8 Commander Brian Bourgeois, who died December 7 from injuries he received during a fast-rope training exercise in Norfolk.

Bourgeois left behind his wife, Megan, and five children.

“I know there is nothing that can fill the hole that Brian’s sudden and tragic loss left behind. I hope Megan and their five children can find some peace knowing the home they shared is now theirs forever and they will never have to worry about making another mortgage payment,” said Tunnel to Towers Chairman and CEO Frank Siller, who added, “I want to thank all of the people across the country who chipped in to make this happen. Together we’ve let Megan and her children know that they are not alone and that this country will never forget Brian’s service and sacrifice.”

The outpouring of support for Bourgeois enabled the Foundation to pay off the mortgage in less than 10 days and make an extra $100,000 donation to the Bourgeois family.

The foundation's Gold Star Family Home Program honors the legacy of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country by paying off the mortgage or providing the surviving spouses and young children with mortgage payoffs or mortgage-free homes.

The foundation recently honored a fallen Virginia State Police trooper and veteran, Chad Dermyer, by paying off his family's mortgage.

For more information on the foundation's mission, click here.