Caleb A. Nelson

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Omaha, NE

Branch of Service: U.S. Navy

Rank: Special Warfare Operator First Class

Caleb Nelson enlisted in the Navy on December 8, 2004. He served with SEAL Team 10 from July 2007 until he was killed in action when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in 2011. During this time, he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2009, and to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2011.

Caleb Nelson was a cherished teammate, a gifted SEAL operator, and a loving husband and father. His tireless professionalism, inspiring passion for life, and his humble and selfless service to our country made him a role model for all who knew him.

Caleb’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star with Valor, Purple Heart, Navy and U.S. Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon (2 awards), Good Conduct Medal, Sea Service Ribbon (2 awards), Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and NATO Service Medal. The ultimate sacrifice Caleb made while protecting our nation and his teammates will never be forgotten.

Age: 26

Date of Death: October 01, 2011

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