Tributes & Vigils Category: US Navy
Name: Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Luis A. Souffront
From: Miami, Fla.;
Assigned to an East Coast based SEAL team;
Incident: Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Luis A. Souffront died Feb. 7, from wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device while serving in combat operations in Iraq.
Died: February 07, 2008
EOD tech with SEAL team killed in Iraq
By Andrew Scutro
NORFOLK, Va. — An explosive ordnance disposal technician assigned to a Hampton Roads-based SEAL team was killed Thursday in Iraq.
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 1st Class Luis A. Souffront, 25, was killed by an improvised explosive device during combat operations, according to a Defense Department statement.
Small teams of EOD techs have been assigned to naval special warfare and other units in recent years due to the prevalence of improvised explosive devices such as roadside bombs and booby traps in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Lt. Dave Luckett, spokesman for Naval Special Warfare Group 2, said six other members of the team Souffront was…