Chief Warrant Officer 4 David Spadell passed away on November 11, 2021, after over a two-year battle with lung cancer, attributed to toxic burn pit exposure from his military service.

Spadell was born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, and raised in White Haven, Pennsylvania, where he was a volunteer firefighter with the White Haven Fire Department and Ambulance Department. Additionally, he was an EMT for Medical Transport in Hazleton while serving in the Army Reserve before enlisting in the US Army in 1988. Throughout his over two decades of honorable service with the US Army, Spadell served two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as graduated from Warrant Officer School. In 2011, he retired as a CW4. At the time of his premature passing, he was employed by Schroeder Industries. In his free time, Spadell loved showing his loyalty to the Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia Phillies, hosting Fourth of July each year, and replicating the magic of the Holiday Season he felt as a child for his young children.

Spadell’s wife, Charlotte, currently resides in North Carolina with her two young children, Sebastian and Vincent. On April 23, 2024, her house was engulfed in flames, destroying everything within minutes. She, Sebastian, and Vincent were not in the home at the time, however, their five pets succumbed to the fire. In the wake of their grief from losing their beloved husband and father less than three years ago, along with their home and pets, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation will be paying off the mortgage of their home and providing them with a building manager to oversee the construction of their new home.

Chief Warrant Officer 4 David Spadell is survived by his loving wife, Charlotte, and children, Sebastian Spadell, Vincent Spadell, David Spadell, Jr., Angelina Spadell, Benjamin Rauschkolb, Dominic Rauschkolb, and Benedict Rauschkolb.