|Miranda Trauma Center|
Denis was one of the SEALS who died in the helicopter crash on September 21, 2010. He arrived to us pulseless but with some electrical activity, a testament to a commando's conditioning. We put blood directly into his heart but it was readily apparent that his wounds were not survivable and he was pronounced here. He was honored with a ramp ceremony on the FOB flight line before his body was taken home.
Denis was from New Jersey. He enlisted in the navy and was initially a navy corpsman before beginning Basic Underwater Demolition School, the first step in SEAL training. He was a medic and a sniper with SEAL Team 4 based in Little Creek, VA and deployed with them. His biography is here. His obituary is here. A tribute to him can be found here.
|SEALs at the ceremony|
|Plaque honoring SO3 Miranda|