MCPO Louis James Langlais

MCPO Louis James Langlais

Birth
Quebec, Canada
Death 6 Aug 2011 (aged 44)
Saydabad, Wardak, Afghanistan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 60 site 9936
Memorial ID 74616307 · View Source
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Special Warfare Operator Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Louis J. Langlais, 44, of Santa Barbara, Calif., died Aug. 6 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed. He was assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit. Louis was originally from Santa Barbara, Calif., but lived in Virginia with his wife and two sons. He was thrust into the national spotlight in April 1997 when he attempted to parachute into Pro Player Stadium dressed as the mascot of the Florida Marlins, the Virginian-Pilot reported. Winds tore off the costume and Langlais landed outside while someone else took his place inside, the paper reported. Langlais enlisted in the Navy in June 1986. In 1989, he reported to SEAL training in Coronado, Calif., and reported to a West Coast-based SEAL team until 1997. He was on the Navy parachute team until February 2000 and later joined several East Coast-based SEAL teams. Langlais won numerous medals and commendations for his service


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for MCPO Louis James Langlais (5 Oct 1966–6 Aug 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74616307, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .