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

Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Louis J. Langlais, 44, was killed 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.

Over a 25-year career, Langlais rose to become a troop leader in the Navy SEALs’ elite Team Six, the secretive unit that killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Langlais is survived by his wife, Anya, and his two sons.

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