Get this image in a variety of framing options at Photos.com. Marcus and his wife Melanie Luttrell together share two children; a son Axe Luttrell, named after Matthew Axelson, and a daughter, Addie Luttrell. *, {{ t('save_amount', { amount_saved: formatPrice(pack.amountYouSave) }) }}, {{ t('pack_count_lowercase', { total: pack.packCount }) }}, {{t('compared_with_single_price', {price: formatPrice(selectedSize.price) }) }}, *Packs never expire as long as you sign in at least once a year. Navy SEAL Matthew Axelson was just 29 when he was killed in Afghanistan in the aftermath of the harrowing mountaintop battle captured in Lone Survivor. Axelson and his wife, Donna, came to Florida to visit the museum and the men who recovered their son’s body. Axelson was buried with full military honors at Glen Oaks Memorial Park in Chico, California. The IBM strategic repository for digital assets such as images and videos is located at dam.ibm.com. Axelson was born on June 25, 1976 in Cupertino, California to Donna and Cordell Axelson. All limited use licenses come in the largest size available. Your team's Premium Access agreement is expiring soon. Your Easy-access (EZA) account allows those in your organization to download content for the following uses: It overrides the standard online composite license for still images and video on the Getty Images website. He was then deployed to Afghanistan in April 2005. To his Mom & Dad; your raised a fine young man. Mar 4, 2015 - Cindy Axelson , wife of Navy SEAL Matthew G. Axelson, receives the Navy Cross from Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter during a ceremony posthumously awarding her husband Matthew G. Axelson September... Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images As the aircraft arrived onsite and the SEALs attempted to fast rope, an RPG hit their Chinook causing it to crash. This video is part of our Analog Archive which means it isn’t stored on our website, accessing the content may take some time and may be subject to additional fees. Axelson, from Cupertino, California was killed in combat during a reconnaissance mission in Afghanistan on June 28, 2005. He deployed to Afghanistan in April 2005. Matthew F Axelson, age 23, Kingsland, GA 31548 View Full Report Known Locations: Kingsland GA, 31548, Kenosha WI 53142 Possible Relatives: Emilia R Axelson, Marion A Axelson, Matthew Axelson WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 13: Cindy Axelson (C), wife of Navy SEAL Matthew G. Axelson, receives the Navy Cross from Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter (R) during a ceremony posthumously awarding her husband Matthew G. Axelson September 13, 2006 in Washington, DC. [18], A bill was proposed in October 2019 to rename the post office in Cupertino, California, to "Petty Officer 2nd Class (SEAL) Matthew G. Axelson Post Office Building", the bill had passed on 14 September 2020 and the building was renamed. The SEALs — including team leader Michael Murphy (Taylor Kitsch), Matthew (Axe) Axelson (Ben Foster) and Danny Dietz (Emile Hirsch) — had a … With total disregard for his own life and thinking only of his teammate's survival, he continued to attack the enemy, eliminating additional militia fighters, until he was mortally wounded by enemy fire. [7], The quick reaction force that was dispatched in response to a request from Murphy, consisted of eight Navy SEALs and eight 160th SOAR Night Stalker crewmen. By his undaunted courage, fortitude under fire, and unwavering dedication to duty, Petty Officer Axelson reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. A champion of freedom, Petty Officer Axelson will be remembered for his self-sacrificing actions in the continuing Global War on Terrorism. [16][17], For the 2013 film Lone Survivor, which covered the events of Operation Red Wing, Axelson was portrayed by actor Ben Foster. Petty Officer Axelson demonstrated extraordinary heroism in the face of grave danger in the vicinity of Asadabad, Konar Province, Afghanistan. Matthew Gene "Axe" Axelson (June 25, 1976 – June 28, 2005)[1] was an enlisted United States Navy SEAL who was awarded the U.S. Navy's highest decoration, the Navy Cross and the Purple Heart, for his actions during the War in Afghanistan. Click here to request Getty Images Premium Access through IBM Creative Design Services. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images). To his wife Cindy; Each photo of you and Matt has you looking at him with such loving eyes. No other rights or warranties are granted for comp use. Coalition forces located his remains while conducting a combat search-and-rescue operation July 10 in the Kunar province. He graduated from Monta Vista High School in 1994 and attended California State University, Chico, where he earned a degree in political science. Cindy Oji Axelson is on Facebook. Matthew Gene Axelson ’s wife. Jeff Axelson (Matt’s brother) Cindy Oji (Matt’s wife) visit and “like” the Matthew Axelson Foundation Facebook Page. Donate to the Matthew Axelson Foundation: Donations are processed through PayPal and the Cupertino Veterans Memorial Corporation. Matthew Gene "Axe" Axelson (June 25, 1976Template:Spaced ndashJune 28, 2005) was a United States Navy SEAL who was killed in the War in Afghanistan.He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his actions and valor during Operation Red Wings, in which he was killed.He served in that operation along with Michael Murphy, Daniel Dietz, and Marcus Luttrell. An RPG separated the two and caused injuries to both Navy SEALs. An intense firefight ensued and Dietz was killed as a result of a gunshot wound to the head, becoming the first casualty of the operation. Approvals and clearances are based on the intended use. SEALs are tough, but they have the same physiology as everyone else. [3] He was a 1999 graduate of Heritage High School. Boards are the best place to save images and video clips. Marcus Luttrell with his wife and kids on a beachside. {{t('buy_card.limited_use_name_'+product.Usage.toLowerCase())}}, {{t('buy_card.limited_use_description_'+product.Usage.toLowerCase())}}, {{getDefaultSize().teeShirtSize || getDefaultSize().label}}, {{getDefaultSize().pixels}} ({{getDefaultSize().localeUnits}}). Matthew Gene "Axe" Axelson (June 25, 1980 – June 28, 2005) was a United States Navy SEAL officer who was awarded the U.S. Navy's highest decoration, the Navy Cross and the Purple Heart, for his actions during the War in Afghanistan. Cindy Axelson Cindy is the Gold Star wife of Navy SEAL Matthew Axelson who lost his life during Operation Redwing in June of 2005. You are welcome to use content from the Getty Images site on a complimentary basis for test or sample (composite or comp) use only, for up to 30 days following download. Axelson -- who grew up in Cupertino and attended Monta Vista -- joined the Navy in December 2000 after graduating from Chico with a degree in political science. “This is the one time we have ever … Ignoring his injuries and demonstrating exceptional composure, Petty Officer Axelson advised the teammate closest to him to escape while he provided cover fire. By clicking the Download button, you accept the responsibility for using unreleased content (including obtaining any clearances required for your use) and agree to abide by any restrictions. Protect your creative work - we'll remove this image from our site for as long as you need it. American-supported Afghan president during much of the Bush Presidency. Contact your company to license this image. He and his wife Cindy were married in December, 2003. After finishing Sonar Technician Surface (STG) "A" School,[4] he undertook Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training (BUD/S) and graduated with Class 237 in Coronado, California. Luttrell, who wrote the book "Lone Survivor" about what happened in Afghanistan, told the audience at the Army and Navy Club that one of his teammates, Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew G. … Pope John Paul II. Axelson was born on June 25, 1976, in Cupertino, California, to parents Donna and Cordell Axelson. Can only be used for the specific purposes listed. As a result, the element directly encountered the enemy. At the time of his death, Axleson was due to return home in four months, at which time he planned to settle down in a new house with his wife. Content marked “Editorial use only” may not be used for any commercial or promotional purposes. Mike Murphy, Danny Dietz, Axelson and Marcus Luttrell On June 28, 2005, SEAL Team 10 was assigned to kill or capture Ahmad Shah, a high-ranking Taliban leader in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan. © 2020 Getty Images. Cindy Axelson, wife of Navy SEAL Matthew G. Axelson, receives the Navy Cross from Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter during a ceremony posthumously awarding her husband Matthew G. Axelson September... Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images [12], On November 11, 2007, the town of Cupertino, California erected a bronze lifesize statue of Axelson and Suh holding their rifles in the 'parade-rest' position on one knee. David Bitton/Appeal-Democrat Cindy Oji Axelson, 36, holds a photo showing herself and husband Matt Axelson from their December 2003 wedding day. You have view only access under this Premium Access agreement. 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Matthew Gene "Axe" Axelson (June 25, 1976 – June 28, 2005) was an enlisted United States Navy SEAL who was awarded the U.S. Navy's highest decoration, the Navy Cross and the Purple Heart, for his actions during the War in Afghanistan. Mix and match royalty-free images, videos, and editorial with packs that never expire. After BUD/S, Axelson went to the Army Airborne School, completed SEAL Qualification Training and then attended SEAL Delivery Vehicle School. Matthew Axelson Foundation – Mission Statement Over the years since Matt’s death we have had the honor to be supported by so many wonderful people. Serving as a sniper in the operation, Axelson was killed in action during the firefight phase of Operation Red Wings, he is survived by his parents, brother and wife. All 16 personnel aboard were killed. Serving as a sniper in the operation, Axelson was killed in action during the firefight phase of Operation Red Wings, he is survived by his parents, brother and wife. Mullah Mohammad Omar. He reported to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team 1 in December 2002, in Hawaii. The body of a US Navy Seal commando has been located in eastern Afghanistan, bringing to an end an ill-fated mission that has cost the lives of 19 special forces troops. On July 10, 2005, Axelson's body was discovered a few hundred yards away from the initial RPG explosion, by a group of SEALs during a search and rescue operation and returned to the United States. That same year, Marcus launched the Lone Survivor Foundation which is fully involved with The Boot Campaign. In telling the story of that extraordinary fight, Luttrell made legendary a cadre of brave warriors, including one special hero: Matthew Axelson. [11], The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Sonar Technician Second Class Matthew Gene Axelson, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in actions against the enemy while serving in a four-man Special Reconnaissance element with SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE, Naval Special Warfare Task Unit, Afghanistan from 27 to 28 June 2005. "Axe," as the team called him, was a quiet high achiever whose family lived off an equally quiet cul-de-sac in suburban Cupertino, Calif. His plan was to serve his country until he turned 25 and then become a schoolteacher in Chico. [8][9], Axelson was severely wounded after taking the brunt of the initial attack and the fall with his teammates. Coalition forces located his remains while conducting a … The objective of the operation was to kill or capture Ahmad Shah (code name Ben Sharmak), a known terrorist and head of the "Mountain Tigers" militia group. final materials distributed inside your organization, any materials distributed outside your organization, any materials distributed to the public (such as advertising, marketing). The film includes touching, flirtatious IM's sent between Matthew and his wife, Cindy, in the days before his mission. [3], Axelson enrolled in the United States Navy in December 2000, and completed basic training at Naval Station Great Lakes. Three days before the ambush, he turned 29. He married, Cindy Ogi … They named him Axe. [10], Axelson's brother, Jeffery, wrote a book about him. Cindy joined Boot Campaign for Faces of OUR Freedom - Texas in Nov. 2013. In June of that year, his team -- SEAL Team 10 -- was assigned to capture or kill a high-ranking Taliban leader in the Hindu Kush mountains, a mission known as "Operation Red Wings" and later memorialized in the book and film, "Lone Survivor." He earned his black belt in Taekwondo from the Korean Academy of Taekwondo.Dietz enlisted in the Navy on August 31, 1999. [6], The mission was compromised after goat herders discovered the SEALs and reported their location to the Taliban in the village. Pope and leader of the Catholic Church from 1978 to 2005, and greatly admired by Marcus Luttrell. Operating in the middle of an enemy-controlled area, in extremely rugged terrain, his Special Reconnaissance element was tasked with locating a high-level Anti-Coalition Militia leader, in support of a follow-on direct action mission to disrupt enemy activity. After regrouping with the team, he began firing back and hours later he suffered a gunshot wound to the head, by this point of time he had been shot in several places including his chest and head. Without a license, no further use can be made, such as: Because collections are continually updated, Getty Images cannot guarantee that any particular item will be available until time of licensing. Axelson married Cindy Oji in 2003, in Sacramento, California. He graduated from Monta Vista High School in 1994,[2] attended San Diego State University for a year and graduated from the California State University Chico with a degree in political science. In order to finalize your project with the material you downloaded from your EZA account, you need to secure a license. All Royalty-Free licenses include global use rights, comprehensive protection, simple pricing with volume discounts available, Newspapers and magazines (except for covers), editorial broadcasts, documentaries, non-commercial websites, blogs and social media posts illustrating matters of public interest, Book or magazine covers, commercial, promotional, advertorial, endorsement, advertising, or merchandising purposes in any media (e.g. Navy SEAL Matthew Axelson was a 29-year-old petty officer 2nd class, when he deployed to Afghanistan in 2005. His wife, Cindy, was impressed by his humility. Collect, curate and comment on your files. He married in 2010, and in 2011 his wife gave birth to their first child. According to The New Yorker, he called his wife during the evacuation to tell her, “Stop crying. Join Facebook to connect with Cindy Oji Axelson and others you may know. [15], On November 13, 2015, Axelson was recognized as an alumni at the San Diego State University and included on the university's war memorial. Demonstrating exceptional resolve and fully understanding the gravity of the situation, Petty Officer Axelson's element bravely engaged the militia, who held both a numerical and positional advantage. "I just became aware of the loss of Matthew Axelson and I am very touched by his story. See more ideas about Operation red wings, Navy seals, Military heroes. Winter. Last Known Activity Navy Sonar Technician Surface 2nd Class (SEAL) Matthew G. Axelson, 29, of Cupertino, Calif., was assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team 1, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; killed while conducting counter-terrorism operations in the Kunar province, Afghanistan. During the operation, Axelson and Marcus Luttrell was assigned as snipers while Danny Dietz and Michael P. Murphy served as spotters. 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