Monday, November 5, 2012
Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew G. Kantor, 22, was killed in Afghanistan on November 1st. Kantor, a Navy SEAL, died from a gunshot wound, according to the Department of Defense.
Kantor was from Gillette, New Jersey. He was assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Capt. Robert Smith, commander of Naval Special Warfare Group Two, told the Navy Times:
"[Kantor] has paid the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of freedom. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and shipmates during this very difficult time."