Houston, Kevin A., SOC

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Last Primary Designator/NEC
SO-5326-Combatant Swimmer (SEAL)
Last Rating/NEC Group
Special Warfare Operator
Primary Unit
2008-2011, SO-5326, COMSURFWARDEVGRU
Service Years
1995 - 2011
SO-Special Warfare Operator
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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
West Hyannisport, Massachusetts
Last Address
Wardak, Afghanistan

Casualty Date
Aug 06, 2011
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Section 60 Site 9931

 Official Badges 

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 Military Association Memberships
Global War on Terrorism Fallen
  2011, Global War on Terrorism Fallen [Verified]

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Special Warfare Officer Badge
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 Duty Stations
VFA-195 DambustersHS-2 Golden FalconsNaval Special Warfare Command (NSWC)/Naval Special Warfare CenterNaval Special Warfare  Group 2 (NSWG-2)/SEAL Team 4
Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC)/Naval Special Warfare  Group 2 (NSWG-2)
  1995-1995, AN-0000, (AE) Aviation Electricians Mate A School
  1995-1996, AE-0000, VFA-195 Dambusters
  1996-1996, AE-0000, NAVSTA Treasure Island/Transient Personnel Unit (TPU) Treasure Island
  1996-1998, AE-0000, HS-2 Golden Falcons
  1998-1999, SO-5326, Naval Special Warfare Center/Basic Underwater Demolition/Seal (BUDS) School
  1999-2005, SO-5326, Naval Special Warfare Group 2 (NSWG-2)/SEAL Team 4
  2005-2008, SO-5326, Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC)/Naval Special Warfare Group 2 (NSWG-2)
  2008-2011, SO-5326, COMSURFWARDEVGRU
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2003-2010 Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
  2011-2011 Transition I (2011-14)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Kevin Houston was born on September 20, 1975, in West Hyannisport, Massachusetts. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on January 18, 1995, and went on active duty to begin basic training on January 26, 1995. After completing basic training at NTC Great Lakes, Illinois, in April 1995, he attended Aviation Electrician’s Mate training at NAS Lemoore, California, from May to June 1995. His first assignment was with VFA-195 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Independence (CV-62) home-ported at Yokosuka, Japan, from June 1995 to January 1996, followed by temporary duty at Personnel Support Detachment Treasure Island, California, from January to June 1996. Petty Officer Houston served with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron TWO (HS-2) at San Diego, California, from July 1996 to July 1998, and then attended Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training at NAB Coronado, California, from July 1998 to February 1999. His next assignment was with SEAL Team FOUR at NAB Little Creek, Virginia, from May 1999 to December 2005, followed by service as Tactical Ground Mobility Weapons Lead Instructor with Naval Special Warfare Group TWO Training Detachment at NAB Little Creek from December 2005 to January 2008. Petty Officer Houston’s final assignment was with Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU) at Dam Neck, Virginia, from January 2008 until he was killed in action when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter he was aboard was shot down in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011. While serving with SEAL Team FOUR he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005, and he later deployed with DEVGRU to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom multiple times. Kevin Houston was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

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