“While Looney’s death most directly and profoundly impacts his large and loving family, including all of his Navy lacrosse brothers, it is the Academy’s loss. It’s America’s loss,” said Navy lacrosse coach Richie Meade.


Superintendent’s statement on death of USNA graduate

Brigade, Faculty and Staff,

It is my sad duty to report to you that Lieutenant Brendan Looney,USN, 29, Class of 2004, was killed in action in Afghanistan on Sept. 21, 2010 while assigned to a West Coast-based SEAL team.

A resident of Owings, Maryland, Brendan was a three-time letter winner in lacrosse, a history major, and a member of the 18th Company. He had two younger brothers who also graduated from USNA with the Classes of 2006 and 2007. Commissioned as an intelligence officer, he was laterredesignated as a SEAL.

LT Looney will be sorely missed by his colleagues and his many other friends from the Naval Academy. His willingness to serve our Nation during a time of conflict serves to remind us all of the Commitment we make to our country as Leaders in the Naval Service.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Looney family, and our broader Naval Academy family; I would ask that you please keep them in your thoughts and prayers at this most difficult of times.

VADM Michael H. Miller



God Bless Brendan Looney http://www.navysports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/092410aaa.html.

God Speed all of our future warriors at USNA.

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  • YN2(SW) H. Lucien Gauthier III

    Fair winds and following Seas, Sir.