Howard Wasdin Death – Howard Wasdin, a resident of Fernandina, Florida, and a Chiropractor in Jesup, Georgia, passed away tragically on On Thursday, April 6th, 2023. He was announced dead by the Georgia Chiropractic Association on Friday, April 7th, 2023. “We regret to inform you that GCA member Dr. Howard Wasdin has passed away when the plane he was piloting crashed.” He was a former Navy SEAL and a well-known public speaker and New York Times bestselling author.
Howard Wasdin’s cause of death
On Thursday, April 6, 2023, a fatal plane crash occurred in Wayne County, Georgia. Investigators are trying to determine what caused it. When his aircraft crashed close to the airport, Dr. Howard Wasdin perished. Federal authorities are currently attempting to determine what would have led a seasoned pilot like Wasdin to crash at an airfield where he had frequently landed and taken off from.
About 1,200 feet short of the runway of Jesup’s airport, crews from the FAA, National Transportation Safety Board, and other organizations searched the crash site. Wasdin, a highly decorated former Navy SEAL and longstanding chiropractor, frequently traveled from his home in Fernandina, Florida, to his practice in Jesup. As Wasdin reached the runway on Thursday morning, according to investigators, there was a lot of fog.
Naturally, Dr. Wasdin’s chiropractic practice was closed on Friday. But people in Jesup are also remembering a local military hero and friend of the neighborhood in addition to a healthcare provider. The debris will be removed and transferred to a location outside of Atlanta to be examined for any indications of what may have caused the collision. We’ll keep you informed of any new information and estimate that the inquiry will last 12 to 18 months.
Who was Howard Wasdin?
Growing up in Screven, Georgia, Howard Wasdin spent several years attending Cumberland College. In 1983, after leaving childhood, he joined the Navy. When he eventually joined the fleet, he worked as an antisubmarine warfare operator and rescue swimmer for Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 7 (HS-7).
HS-7 was stationed on USS John F. Kennedy. (CV-67). Wasdin was on board a Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King helicopter that crashed in the Atlantic Ocean in early October 1986 while tracking the Soviet submarine K-219, which had suffered an explosion and fire in a ballistic missile tube near Bermuda. Wasdin was on board during a deployment aboard John F. Kennedy. After a recovery attempt, the downed aircraft overturned and sank after Wasdin and crew were successfully taken from it.
He continued to serve in HS-7, where he proved to be a very capable and self-assured junior petty officer. Before re-enlisting to complete Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL school, Mr. Wasdin served the remainder of his active service contract with the HS-7 Squadron. He received his BUD/S Class 143 diploma in July 1987. Wasdin attended Fort Benning, Georgia’s Basic Airborne School.
About Howard Wasdin
He acquired the Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) 5326 as a Combatant Swimmer (SEAL) after completing SEAL Tactical Training (STT) and the six-month probationary period, entitling him to don the Special Warfare insignia. During the Persian Gulf War, Wasdin served with SEAL Team TWO in Little Creek, Virginia, and made deployments to Europe and the Middle East. After completing an eight-month specialized selection and training school, he later offered to join the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group.
Wasdin later successfully passed the Marine Corps Base Quantico’s prestigious USMC Scout Sniper Course. During Operation Gothic Serpent in Mogadishu, Somalia, in August 1993, Wasdin deployed with Task Force Ranger and was hurt in the Battle of Mogadishu. He received the Silver Star and Purple Heart in recognition of his valiant acts on October 3 and 4, 1993. In 1995, Wasdin’s time on active duty came to an end.
Howard Wasdin As Author
He wrote a book called SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper with Stephen Templin. It was an autobiography. The book talks about some of the tough training that US Navy SEALs go through, as well as the author’s time in the Navy. The book also talks about his private life, such as his marriages, his childhood, and his life after he left the Navy. I Am a SEAL Team Six Warrior, a book for young adults based on the book, came out in April 2012. The book was a best-seller on the New York Times list and got good reviews.
Howard Wasdin’s obituary and funeral arrangements will be released by the family at a later date.
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