first published on May 30, 2017 by Josh
SO1 Remington Peters had been a member of the U.S. Navy SEAL parachute team, The Leap Frogs, for more than a year when he was tragically killed during an accident in New York’s Fleet Week. It is believed that there was some type of equipment malfunction during the jump, but the exact cause of the accident is unclear at this time. The Navy has launched a full investigation to figure out what caused the Navy SEAL to fall to his death over the Hudson River just minutes after 1200 on May 28, 2017.
On top of serving one year with the parachute team, SO1 Peters had also conducted two combat deployments with the SEAL teams, and had well over 900 jumps under his belt. In a statement posted to Facebook, his family was said,
“Words cannot begin to express our devastation and heartbreak over the passing of our courageous warrior.
His accomplishments far outweigh his years. Anyone that has ever had the pleasure of knowing Remi could attest to his fierce loyalty to his friends, family, and his country. He was an angel on earth and role model to all. We couldn’t have been more proud of him. He lived life to the fullest and taught us to do the same.
Although our time with him was cut short, we are so grateful that we were blessed with such a positive and principled loving man. He is painfully missed. No words could do justice, but we are so grateful for all that he taught us, and all the love he gave us in his 27 wonderful years. Today, we honor our selfless, humble and quiet professional.”
Our condolences go out to the family and team members of SO1 Peters. You can view a short video of The Leap Frogs below.