Ebbert, Kevin Richard, SO1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class (E-6)
Last Primary Designator/NEC
SO-5326-Special Warfare Operator (SO)
Last Rating/NEC Group
Special Warfare Operator
Primary Unit
2008-2012, SO-5326, Naval Special Warfare Group 2 (NSWG-2)/SEAL Team 4
Service Years
2006 - 2012
SO-Special Warfare Operator
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Home State
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Year of Birth
1980
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
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Last Address
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Casualty Date
Nov 24, 2012
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Afghanistan
Conflict
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  2006, Recruit Training (RTC Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
Naval Special Warfare  Group 2 (NSWG-2)/SEAL Team 4
  2008-2012, SO-5326, Naval Special Warfare Group 2 (NSWG-2)/SEAL Team 4
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2011-2012 Transition I (2011-14)
 Colleges Attended 
University of California, Santa Cruz
  1998-2002, University of California, Santa Cruz
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Last Known Activity

Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin R. Ebbert, 32, of Arcata, Calif., died Nov. 24, 2012 while supporting stability operations in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan.  Ebbert was assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit in Virginia Beach, Va.

When Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin Ebbert deployed to Afghanistan in 2012, it wasn't only as a battle-hardened Navy SEAL. It was also as a compassionate U.S. Navy Corpsman who wanted to save as many lives as possible.

"He really didn't talk much about what he was doing over there in terms of being a SEAL," Petty Officer 1st Class Ebbert's wife, Ursula, told The Unknown Soldiers. "He's also a medic, and he was volunteering to work in the clinics on his free time."

Kevin, who planned to leave the Navy and study to become a doctor upon returning from Afghanistan, believed helping injured troops and civilians on the battlefield would eventually help him become a better physician.

   
Comments/Citation

 
Name of Award
Bronze Star
Devices
Gold Letter V  Gold Letter V  Awarded for distinguished actions in combat (valor)
Year Awarded
2012
Details behind Award:
His 2nd Bronze Star Medal w/Valor Citation reads:

For heroic achievement in connection with combat operations against the enemy while serving as a SEAL operator, for Special Operations Task Force-SOUTHEAST, in direct support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM from September to November 2012. During this period, Petty Officer Ebbert conducted 10 joint and combined combat operations inside Taliban safe havens. On 24 November, he was the support element team leader during an 87-man combined Special Operations Kandak and United States Special Operations Forces foot patrol. While maneuvering through demanding and hostile terrain to their overwatch position, his element received effective small arms fire from a close-range enemy ambush. Although wounded in the opening exchange of the ambush, he directed his element to move to cover and suppress the enemy located 25 meters above. With complete disregard for his personal safety, he calmly notified the command and control position of the situation. Simultaneously, he moved to a tactically advantageous position, passed the friendly position to airborne assets and started to coordinate suppressive fire when he was mortally wounded by insurgent small arms fire. His actions afforded his teammates the opportunity to seek cover from the insurgent fire and absolutely prevented additional loss of life. By his extraordinary guidance, zealous initiative, and total dedication to duty, Petty Officer Ebbert reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

The Combat Distinguishing Device is authorized.
   
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