Matthew Gene “Axe” Axelson

Matthew Gene “Axe” Axelson

Age: 29
Branch: USN
Rank(s): STG3, STG2
Unit: SDVT1
Station: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Fallen on: 28 Jun 2005
Location: Orgun, Afghanistan
Era: Global War on Terror
Campaign: Operation RED WINGS

Medals & Commendations: Navy Cross, Silver Star (Posthumously), Purple Heart (Posthumously), Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Posthumously), Good Conduct Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Hometown: Cupertino, CA

STG2 Axelson perished with two other SEALs during the Operation RED WINGS Special Reconnaissance Mission in Orgun, Afghanistan.