LCDR (SEAL) Jonas B. Kelsall, 32, of Shreveport, LA, was one of thirty U.S. service members who died in the Aug. 6, 2011, CH-47 Chinook helicopter crash in Wardak province, Afghanistan. Kelsall, a Caddo Magnet High School graduate, enlisted in the Navy and then completed the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training in 1997. He lived in Virginia with his wife, Victoria, and is also survived by his parents, John and Teri, and his sister, Kim.

“There was a lot about him we didn’t know. We just trusted the fact that he loved what he did.” – John Kelsall, via L.A. Times

The Travis Manion Foundation honored LCDR (SEAL) Jonas B. Kelsall with 31 other Fallen Heroes through our Character Does Matter program at the Westover School in Middlebury, Conn., on Jan. 18, 2013.


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