The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel editorial: A tragic loss
Author: The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel - June 1, 2017 - Updated: June 1, 2017
U.S. Navy SEALs take their name from the environments in which they operate: sea, air and land.
Becoming a SEAL means completing one of the most mentally challenging and physically demanding training programs in the world. In doing so, Remington J. Peters, 27, had much to be proud of.
Petty Officer Peters enlisted in the Navy a few months after graduating from Grand Junction High School. He became a member of the Navy SEALs and was a veteran of two combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. A special warfare operator first class, Peters joined the Leap Frogs, the Navy’s parachute demonstration team, about a year ago. He made more than 900 jumps.