Capt David Seth Mitchell

Capt David Seth Mitchell

Birth
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
Death 26 Oct 2009 (aged 30)
Afghanistan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Sec 60 Site 8948
Memorial ID 43588036 · View Source
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Capt. David S. Mitchell of Loveland, Ohio is the son of Steve and Connie Mitchell. 'Seth' graduated from Loveland High School in Loveland Ohio in 1997. He called Loveland, Ohio home because that is where he developed lifelong friendships and the skills, talent and character traits that guided his life. One turning point in Seth's life was getting involved with Student Venture, the high school ministry of the Campus Crusade for Christ. Seth found his spiritual compass and developed leadership skills that would serve him well in future endeavors. At Loveland High Seth played football, ran track and was elected president of his senior class. After high school Seth enrolled at Virginia Tech and earned an ROTC scholarship after his freshman year. He pursued his dream of becoming a Marine through the ROTC program transitioning from Virginia Tech ROTC directly into the Marine Corp in 2001. Upon graduating from OCS Captain Mitchell was assigned to Camp LeJune, NC. While at Camp LeJeune he served tours in Okinawa, Haiti and Iraq as part of an infantry unit. Growing up he had dreamed of becoming a pilot but did not qualify for the military aviation program due to his eyesight. After corrective eye surgery and while stationed at Camp LeJeune Captain Mitchell pursued and achieved his private pilots license. Due to his determination and diligence, Captain Mitchell beat long odds and was awarded a Marine Aviation training spot after four years in the Corp. Captain Mitchell started his flight training in Pensacola FL earning his wings in May 2007. He later qualified to fly the AH-1 Super Cobra Helicopter. Captain Mitchell had achieved and was living his dream of serving his country as a Marine aviator. Captain Mitchell loved to fly and did so during his second tour of Iraq in 2008. In very typical fashion, Captain Mitchell volunteered to report early to duty in Afghanistan to assist a unit short on manpower. Seth leaves behind a very proud family. Surviving are Grandparents; Nellie Gray Stewart and Joseph D. Mitchell, (USN/WW II) Uncles and Aunts, Larry Mitchell, Chris and Rhonda Mitchell, Jerry and Lynn Stewart, Steve and Dottie Stewart and Mark Stewart and Scott Snider, Cousins, Matt and Paul Mitchell, Kari and Shane Hundley, and Master-at-Arms 1st Class Chad Mitchell (USN) and wife Amanda. Seth died at age 30 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.


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  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 27 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43588036
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt David Seth Mitchell (17 May 1979–26 Oct 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43588036, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .