Izzy Sara Beth Rosenthal George

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Edgewater, FL

Branch of Service: U.S. Navy

Rank: Damage Controlman 2nd Class

Damage Controlman 2nd Class Izzy Rosenthal George was an honored member of the Navy for over seven years and the first female Search and Rescue Swimmer. She was awarded the Purple Heart, Navy/Marine Achievement Medal, National Defenses Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, and many other awards and decorations.

Izzy found peace in the water, whether it was working in a surf competition or diving, she loved it all. She had an adventurous spirit since childhood and had all the bruises and broken bones to prove it. A tender soul, Izzy had a laugh and smile that is embedded in the memory of everyone she met.

Yosemite was a special place for Izzy, and still is for her family. It is where she acquired her nickname “Wingnut,” reflecting her adventurous daredevil spirit. Izzy embodied strength, courage, and kindness.

Age: 38

Date of Death: September 16, 2016

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