Matthew Axelson

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Birthday
25, 1976
Birthplace
Cupertino, CA
Death Date
Jun 28, 2005 (29)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
25, 1976
Birthplace
Cupertino, CA
Death Date
Jun 28, 2005 (29)

About

The posthumous recipient of the Navy Cross, this U.S. Navy SEAL was killed in combat during a War of Afghanistan military initiative known as Operation Red Wings.

Before Fame

After graduating from California State University- Chico with a bachelor's degree in political science, he joined the United States Navy. Five years later, he arrived in Afghanistan.

Trivia

Axelson (portrayed by Ben Foster) is a character in the 2013 movie Lone Survivor.

Family Life

He grew up in Cupertino, California, as the son of Cordell and Donna Axelson. He married Cindy Oji in 2003.

Associated With

He and Marcus Luttrell were both members of the SEAL Team 10 unit tasked with capturing or killing Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. Luttrell was the sole survivor of Operation Red Wings.