Navy SEAL from Pennsburg Dies: Eric S...

Navy SEAL from Pennsburg Dies: Eric Shellenberger was on a trai...

There are 57 comments on the The Morning Call story from May 9, 2009, titled Navy SEAL from Pennsburg Dies: Eric Shellenberger was on a trai.... In it, The Morning Call reports that:

A Navy SEAL from Pennsburg, Pa. is dead in training in waters near Keyport, Wash.

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me oh my

Easton, PA

#3 May 9, 2009
Rest in peace my brother!
Charlie Tuna

Schnecksville, PA

#4 May 9, 2009
This is so sad. My deepest condolences to him and his family.

I wonder if he was related to Michael Shellenberger, the famous author and political strategist:

Does anyone know for sure?

If so, I am even more deeply saddened by this great loss.

RIP Eric, thank you for your service to our country.
LV Guy

Bethlehem, PA

#5 May 9, 2009
Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.

Bethlehem, PA

#6 May 9, 2009
RIP Eric, my condolences to the family
Scott Serven

La Paz, Mexico

#7 May 9, 2009
Eric and my son Jeff were close personal friends. I had the honor to know Eric and spen time with him and my son on the of duty time on many occasions. Eric was a very humble man a yet very accomplished Navy Seal. He will be dearly missed by Jeff, myself and many, many others.
Jason in Bucks

United States

#8 May 9, 2009
Thank you for your service. May God Bless your family and your soul. RIP Eric
Scott Andstrom

Georgetown, TX

#9 May 9, 2009
Godspeed Eric. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace.

Bellevue, WA

#10 May 9, 2009
Be safe on your journey brother, say hello to the boys and save me a seat at the bar I will see you when I see you.
Bob R

Wilkes Barre, PA

#11 May 9, 2009
A tragedy indeed!! Although heartbreaking for those who personally knew him, if it refreshing to know that fine young men like Eric continue to put their lives on the line while our policitians "fiddle around" with our safety and security!!
May this gentleman find peace and may his family and friends find comfort in knowing what a fine man he apparently was!! Didn't know him personally but certainly do appreciate his service and his sacrifice!
old nam vet

Stroudsburg, PA

#12 May 9, 2009
One never know when it's time to go ...Even somebody so young and so fit can be gone in an instant .... R.I.P. ...... Thank you for your service to the USA

Hamburg, PA

#13 May 9, 2009
From someone that is currently considering and training to prepare themselves to become a navy SEAL one day....Thank You for all you have done, you're gone but never forgotten. You are the eiptome and definition of a hero.
Mark Navy Vet

Philadelphia, PA

#14 May 9, 2009
Semper Fi Eric..thank you for your service and God Bless America for men and women like yourself...may you rest in peace...

Northampton, PA

#18 May 9, 2009
In times of war or uncertainty there is a special breed of warrior ready to answer our Nation’s call. A common man with uncommon desire to succeed. Forged by adversity, he stands alongside America’s finest special operations forces to serve his country, the American people, and protect their way of life. I am that man.

My Trident is a symbol of honor and heritage. Bestowed upon me by the heroes that have gone before, it embodies the trust of those I have sworn to protect. By wearing the Trident I accept the responsibility of my chosen profession and way of life. It is a privilege that I must earn every day.

My loyalty to Country and Team is beyond reproach. I humbly serve as a guardian to my fellow Americans always ready to defend those who are unable to defend themselves. I do not advertise the nature of my work, nor seek recognition for my actions. I voluntarily accept the inherent hazards of my profession, placing the welfare and security of others before my own.

I serve with honor on and off the battlefield. The ability to control my emotions and my actions, regardless of circumstance, sets me apart from other men. Uncompromising integrity is my standard. My character and honor are steadfast. My word is my bond.

We expect to lead and be led. In the absence of orders I will take charge, lead my teammates and accomplish the mission. I lead by example in all situations.

I will never quit. I persevere and thrive on adversity. My Nation expects me to be physically harder and mentally stronger than my enemies. If knocked down, I will get back up, every time. I will draw on every remaining ounce of strength to protect my teammates and to accomplish our mission. I am never out of the fight.

We demand discipline. We expect innovation. The lives of my teammates and the success of our mission depend on me - my technical skill, tactical proficiency, and attention to detail. My training is never complete.

We train for war and fight to win. I stand ready to bring the full spectrum of combat power to bear in order to achieve my mission and the goals established by my country. The execution of my duties will be swift and violent when required yet guided by the very principles that I serve to defend.

Brave men have fought and died building the proud tradition and feared reputation that I am bound to uphold. In the worst of conditions, the legacy of my teammates steadies my resolve and silently guides my every deed. I will not fail.
Dr Porkchopian

Allentown, PA

#19 May 9, 2009
My God Bless his family, loved ones, and friends. He has made the ultimate sacrifice and it is this Country's loss. Thank you for your honorable service to help keep us safe. Condolences.

Saint Clair, PA

#20 May 9, 2009
True Heroes , with the greatest respect to the warriors of our freedom . Without these special individuals - their is no America .
Thank You for all that you do for me , my family and our life as we know it. God bless Mr. Shellenberger , his family and his comrades . We owe our gratitude to these outstanding people .
Mil ret

Dushore, PA

#22 May 9, 2009
You served our nation well.
You will be missed by family friends
Navy mom

Sayre, PA

#24 May 9, 2009
As a mom of a son who serves and as made 4 trips to Iraq my condolences to Eric Shellenbergers family and friends. No one who has not been where we are can understand the daily fear that we have. Thank you Eric for all that you have done for America. May you rest in peace, may your family find the strength and courage to go one as you would have them do.

Ambler, PA

#26 May 9, 2009
We just lost one of our best, our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy to his family.

Harwood, MD

#32 May 9, 2009
I knew him and he was a great man! He was a loyal friend and a good person. If only there were more men like him. Not to mention Eric is one of the funniest guys I have ever known!

Bethlehem, PA

#33 May 9, 2009

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