U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer/SEAL
LODD: August 6, 2011

Navy Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Kevin A. Houston, 35, died in the line of duty on August 6, 2011, when a CH-47 Chinook military helicopter, call sign Extortion 17, was shot down while transporting a Quick Reaction Force team attempting to reinforce an engaged unit of Army Rangers in the Wardak province of Afghanistan.

Houston enlisted in the Navy in 1995 and reported to an East Coast-based SEAL team in 2008.

Houston is survived by his wife, Meiling, and his three children.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation paid off the mortgage on the Houston family’s home.