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Navy SEAL From California Killed In Afghanistan

Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin R. Ebbert

Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin R. Ebbert was killed in Afghanistan on November 24, according to the Department of Defense.

The 32-year-old Navy SEAL was assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Ebbert grew up in Arcata, California - a small town in Humboldt County.

Commander of Naval Special Warfare Group 2, Capt. Robert Smith, said in a statement about Ebbert's death:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of our teammate who has made the ultimate sacrifice."

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