Article on Brendan Looney, Navy '04 (1981-2010) in Parade

Brendan Looney played on the Navy lacrosse team that was edged by Syracuse, 14-13, in the 2004 national championship game. Serving as a Navy SEAL, Lt. Looney died in a helicopter crash on September 21, 2010 during combat operations in the Zabul province, Afghanistan while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

This week Parade (the small magazine that comes with many Sunday newspapers) has as a Memorial Day tribute in a story about Looney and close friend Travis Manion, who was killed in action in April 2007.

"On Memorial Day 2004, Travis Manion, a newly commissioned Marine officer, went to cheer on his roommate and best friend, Brendan Looney, at the national lacrosse championship in Baltimore. It was an emotional afternoon. Three days earlier, both men had graduated from the United States Naval Academy, and now they expected to be deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan ...

"When best friends Travis Manion and Brendan Looney died defending their country, their families honored their unbreakable bond in the most profound of ways: by laying them to rest side by side at Arlington National Cemetery."

You can read the story at the Parade web site.


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