Lieutenant McGreevy was a Class of 1997 USNA graduate. He graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Lt. McGreevy was assigned to SEAL team 10; he was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He was a Surface Warfare Officer who went to Basic Underwater Demoliton/ SEAL training then was part of the Naval Special Welfare Team. Lt. McGreevy was among 16 men who were killed when the MH- 47 Chinook helicopter they were in was shot down in Afghanistan to rescue another SEAL squad. He was awarded the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Bronze Star with Combat “V”, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 awards), Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2 awards).

Lieutenant McGreevy attended Portville High School. As a student there, he wrestled, ran track, played soccer, and played youth ice hockey. He was also part of the Student Council, and was nominated for the National Honor Society. That was not surprising considering that he passed the Regents exam by teaching himself  German because his school did not offer German. Lt. McGreevy is survived by his wife, his daughter, and his parents.

“He simply would not permit anyone to inflict harm to others,” a family friend said.

“Groove- A few months back I came across an old letter you wrote me. You were waiting on your SEAL slot in Va Beach. I was up there for work recently and tried to find you after losing touch for a couple years. Just didn’t know about all of this. It breaks my heart. I’ll never forget our time at USNA, the time you came down here to MS in 1996 and we swam the neighborhood lake, and our road trip. Cheers, buddy. I will never forget you,” wrote long time friend Ben Montgomery of the late lieutenant.

Lt. McGreevy was honored through the Travis Manion Foundation Character Does Matter program presented during the USNA’s Summer Seminar and USNA STEM
(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Camp for rising 11th graders.

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