SO2 David John Warsen

July 1, 1985 – August 16, 2012

  David John Warsen was born in Grand Rapids Michigan, in the summer of 1985. David joined the Navy in 2009, and graduated from SQT training and became a Navy SEAL in October 2010. David was a new team guy with a big heart, and an Amazing role in life. His nickname was SMASH – a cool name not readily given to new guys. He earned it in the short time he was in the teams with much respect. David lost his life while on a mission on August 16, 2012. He along with 10 other souls was lost, when the helicopter they were completing a mission in, was shot down near Kandahar Afghanistan.

   David’s smile and laugh were one of a kind. His sense of humor was infectious and his short shorts were amazing! His short time on this earth was lived with honor, integrity, and an amazing inner strength. He affected many with his zest for living, as well as magnificent ability to accept and love unconditionally. He lived as a true warrior, and loved equally as strong. He led a life worth living, from his first breath to his last. He was a friend to all, and brought many together in lasting love. His presence is forever missed by all, but never forgotten! He lives on, pulling us forward, to do better, and be the Love in the world that is
much needed!

   HOOYAH and Cheers to you Bro! DARK-brother, son, finance and friend, we can’t wait for our reunion in the sky!

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