January 23, 1980 – November 24, 2012
Kevin grew up in Arcata, CA where, as a boy, he loved the outdoors and music. As a young adult, he played Ultimate Frisbee, was an accomplished musician, loved learning and was an avid reader throughout his life. Kevin grew into a caring man who practiced his values, lived by his ideals and was committed to helping others.
Kevin graduated from Arcata High School, received a bachelor’s degree in music from UC Santa Cruz and became an active duty Navy SEAL and corpsman. He hoped to build on his training as a Medic to pursue a career as a physician helping serve those most in need.
Kevin was killed during combat operations on November 24th, 2012 while on his second deployment to Afghanistan with SEAL Team Four. Kevin was leading a group of men when they were ambushed from above. Pinned down, without concern for his own safety, Kevin stepped out from cover to radio for support and in that action, he received a mortal wound. His actions saved the lives of many men that day.
Kevin is remembered for his outstanding character of integrity, loyalty and trust. The State of California honored him by naming a section of US Highway 101 in Arcata after him.
All Net proceeds from Frog Fuel are given to the Navy SEAL Foundation. Additionally donations may be made to the Kevin Ebbert Memorial Fund, managed by the Humboldt Area Foundation.
Generally funds are granted to support efforts in four categories:
• MD students studying to be a General Practitioner
• Environmental research and conservation efforts
• Veteran services with a focus on Special Ops Veterans
• Students seeking music degrees or professions
These four areas of focus represent Kevin’s most prominent values and interests.
With these values in mind, proceeds donated to Kevin’s memorial fund primarily go to support grant-making efforts for We Are Up.org, a non-profit community being built to house adults living with mental and physical disabilities and seniors. It is a first of it’s kind in the US. The grounds have open space, an apple orchard, a commercial green house and a community center where residents will learn, participate in arts and crafts, and make products to sell to help with their living expenses. Additionally there will be short and long term housing for care givers and health professions. More info at https://www.weareup.org/
If you would like to make a donation to the Kevin Ebbert Memorial Fund, please follow this link: hafoundation.org/kevinebbert.