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SpecialKaye87  (C 39592)

Oct 20, 2011, 2:01 PM
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Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Brian R. Bill, 31, of Stamford, Conn., was killed in action in Wardak Province, eastern Afghanistan.

Born the son of Dr. Michael and Patricia Parry of Stamford, Conn., and Scott Bill of Sarasota, Fla. Chief Special Warfare Operator Bill was an Eagle Scout, graduated from Trinity Catholic High School, Stamford and the Military College of Vermont, Norwich University, Northfield, Vt., with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering.

In June, 2001 he enlisted in the United States Navy to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a U.S. Navy SEAL. After Basic Training in Great Lakes, Ill., he attended Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training in Coronado, Calif. In 2003 he was designated as a SEAL and assigned to an east coast SEAL Team based in Virginia Beach. During his career he was decorated with the following personal awards: three Bronze Stars with Valor, Joint Service Commendation Medal with Valor, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, two Combat Action Ribbons and three Good Conduct Medals.

Brian was a skilled fly-fisherman, skier and skydiver. He was an accomplished mountaineer with successful summits of Aconcagua in Argentina and Mount Elbrus in Russia. He had completed several marathons and obtained his commercial pilot's license. He independently studied Russian and became fluent in French.


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jonstark  (D 8298)

Oct 20, 2011, 3:37 PM
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Tragic. Condolences to family, friends and colleagues.

jon


BobMoore  (D 13136)

Oct 20, 2011, 7:02 PM
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Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Brian R. Bill, 31, of Stamford, Conn., was killed in action in Wardak Province, eastern Afghanistan.

Born the son of Dr. Michael and Patricia Parry of Stamford, Conn., and Scott Bill of Sarasota, Fla. Chief Special Warfare Operator Bill was an Eagle Scout, graduated from Trinity Catholic High School, Stamford and the Military College of Vermont, Norwich University, Northfield, Vt., with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering.

In June, 2001 he enlisted in the United States Navy to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a U.S. Navy SEAL. After Basic Training in Great Lakes, Ill., he attended Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training in Coronado, Calif. In 2003 he was designated as a SEAL and assigned to an east coast SEAL Team based in Virginia Beach. During his career he was decorated with the following personal awards: three Bronze Stars with Valor, Joint Service Commendation Medal with Valor, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, two Combat Action Ribbons and three Good Conduct Medals.

Brian was a skilled fly-fisherman, skier and skydiver. He was an accomplished mountaineer with successful summits of Aconcagua in Argentina and Mount Elbrus in Russia. He had completed several marathons and obtained his commercial pilot's license. He independently studied Russian and became fluent in French.

Wow. That really diminishes my accomplishments by comparison. Sounds like one hell of a strong guy. I'm sorry I never met him.


rlstkev  (D 28471)

Oct 21, 2011, 8:17 AM
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goodby to fallen hero and one hell of a humanbeing prayers to the family


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gravitysurfer  (D 16281)

Oct 22, 2011, 5:24 PM
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Thank you, sir. Blue skies.


Mr.Pink  (B 37355)

Oct 22, 2011, 5:39 PM
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RIP brother.

We all RP some time. Some patrols are just shorter than others.


StreetScooby

Oct 30, 2011, 3:44 AM
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Thank you for serving, and giving all. Prayers to your family.


SpecialKaye87  (C 39592)

Oct 26, 2012, 12:03 PM
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"Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
Trouble no one about his religion.
Respect others in their views and demand that they respect yours.
Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.
Seek to make your life long and of service to your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend,
or even a stranger, if in a lonely place.
Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light,
for your life, for your strength.
Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living.
If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools
and robs the spirit of its vision.
When your time comes to die,
be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death,
so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time
to live their lives over again in a different way.
Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home."


shattenjager  (C 41561)

Oct 27, 2012, 11:30 PM
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Blue skies Chief, I'm sure you are kicking asses in the after life too. Ooyah.


lilmomma10  (Student)

Oct 29, 2012, 12:38 PM
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Prayers to his family and loved ones. RIP Brian.

This really hits home as my brother is getting ready to deploy in 8 days.

Blue skies


Cape

Oct 30, 2012, 11:14 AM
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Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Brian R. Bill, 31, of Stamford, Conn., was killed in action in Wardak Province, eastern Afghanistan.

Born the son of Dr. Michael and Patricia Parry of Stamford, Conn., and Scott Bill of Sarasota, Fla. Chief Special Warfare Operator Bill was an Eagle Scout, graduated from Trinity Catholic High School, Stamford and the Military College of Vermont, Norwich University, Northfield, Vt., with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering.

In June, 2001 he enlisted in the United States Navy to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a U.S. Navy SEAL. After Basic Training in Great Lakes, Ill., he attended Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training in Coronado, Calif. In 2003 he was designated as a SEAL and assigned to an east coast SEAL Team based in Virginia Beach. During his career he was decorated with the following personal awards: three Bronze Stars with Valor, Joint Service Commendation Medal with Valor, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, two Combat Action Ribbons and three Good Conduct Medals.

Brian was a skilled fly-fisherman, skier and skydiver. He was an accomplished mountaineer with successful summits of Aconcagua in Argentina and Mount Elbrus in Russia. He had completed several marathons and obtained his commercial pilot's license. He independently studied Russian and became fluent in French.


Keep the wind in your face in your face and sun at your back brother. In this life and the next.
See you on the other side.


freeflyfree  (D 28117)

Nov 2, 2012, 6:03 AM
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Thanks for sharing! Blue Skies for ever!


steve1  (D 23640)

Nov 8, 2012, 2:23 PM
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Sorry for your loss! Brian sounded like a hell of a person. I wish I could have known him. Veteran's Day is Monday. I'll be thinking of Brian and all the other Vet's, who gave so much for their country.


steve1  (D 23640)

Nov 9, 2012, 10:16 AM
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Veteran's Day is Sunday....Dahh!Unsure Sorry about that.


SpecialKaye87  (C 39592)

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