Hampton Roads community raises funds to support Navy SEAL family who died in training

VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia – Communities near and far come together to remember Cmdr, 43. Brian Bourgeois, commander of the Virginia Beach-based SEAL 8 team, died after being injured during a fast rope training exercise over the weekend.

Bourgeois died at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital on Tuesday, three days after being injured during training

Restaurants like Chick’s Oyster Bar remember Bourgeois as a “warrior, husband and father of five”.

To remember Bourgeois and support his family, the oyster bar helps raise awareness of fundraising to help the Bourgeois family through this difficult period. The Oyster Bar has reposted a Retired Navy SEAL Instagram Post Jon Macaskill to help spread the word and gain visibility.

But the help doesn’t stop there. The Chesapeake United Soccer Club has raised more than $ 70,000, which will go directly to Brian’s wife and his five children, according to the club.

News 3 reporter Kelsey Jones has learned that Brian’s son plays for the team.

“This family needs us more than ever. Let us continue to come together to serve them in Brian’s honor,” said a representative from the Chesapeake United Soccer Club.

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