Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Commissioners honor Navy SEAL, Remington Jordan Peters

The Board of Mesa County Commissioners adopted a proclamation to honor the life of Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Petty Officer 1st Class Remington Jordan Peters.

In memory of Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Petty Officer First Class Remington Jordan Peters
October 30, 1989—May 28, 2017
Peters grew up in western Colorado and joined the Navy after graduating from Grand Junction High School in 2008. He was a veteran of two combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan before joining the Leap Frogs and becoming part of their parachute team.

Peters died Memorial weekend, May 28, 2017, of injuries sustained during an airborne demonstration at Liberty State Park for New York Fleet Week.

He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and fellow Navy SEALs.

Remington J. Peters' family in public hearing.

Military and law enforcement officials attend the Commissioner's hearing in honor of Remington J. Peters' family. 

Mesa County Commissioners present the Peters family with a proclamation commemorating the life of U.S. Navy SEAL Remington J. Peters. From left, Commissioner John Justman, Peters' mother, Tina, niece, Taylor, Commissioner Rose Pugliese, sister, Cayce, father, Tom and Commissioner Scott McInnis. 

Commissioner Rose Pugliese, right, embraces Tina Peters, left, with gratitude and respect for the many sacrifices U.S. Navy SEAL Remington J. Peters endured to protect our nation. 

The Western Slope Blue Star Mothers, a group of mothers of children who are serving or have previously served in the military, attend the Commissioners' hearing to present Tina Peters with a Gold Star Flag. 

The Gold Star Flag is presented by the Western Slope Blue Star Mothers to Tina Peters, left, to honor her loss. The Gold Star Flag recognizes a mother's role as the Country's strength and inspiration. 

Chief Navy Counselor (SurfaceWarfare) (Ret) Dan Chermock shares Remington J. Peters left an indelible impression on him. Chermock added it was an honor to have been able to help Peters start his Navy career. 

Read the full proclamation, here.

View media coverage:

"Commission honors fallen Navy SEAL" by The Daily Sentinel: http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/articles/commission-honors-fallen-navy-seal/

"Proclamation in honor of a hometown hero" by KREX News Channel 5: http://www.westernslopenow.com/news/local-news/proclimation-in-honor-of-a-hometown-hero/789110767

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