Family and friends of U.S. Navy SEAL Nathan Gage Ingram will host a memorial service in remembrance of his life at Northwest ISD stadium. Members of the public are invited to help celebrate Ingram’s life.

The details

The service, which will be held at 10 a.m. on Feb. 10, will be supported by the U.S. Navy, according to a district news release. Gates at the stadium, which is located at 1937 Texan Drive in Justin, will open at 8:30 a.m.

The news release also states those planning to attend the service should keep the following in mind:
  • Electronic devices, such as cell phones, cameras and recording devices are prohibited.
  • The district’s clear bag policy will be in effect.
  • Attendees are welcome to bring clear bottled water, but no other food or drink is permitted.
  • Seating will be on the stadium’s home side.
The backstory

According to the news release, Ingram, a Byron Nelson High School alumnus, died Jan. 11 off the coast of Somalia.

During an elite raid of a vessel smuggling Iranian missile components bound for Houthi militants in Yemen, a SEAL team member fell into the water during an ongoing storm that caused severe swells. Following protocol, a second SEAL jumped in for an attempted rescue and both went missing, the news release stated.

After a 10-day search, the two missing U.S. Navy SEALs were not located and were declared deceased. Ingram was one of the SEALs, the release stated.

Ingram and his SEAL team acted in the protection of international citizens who have sustained ongoing attacks from Houthi militants in the Arabian Sea, according to the release. The actions of the SEALs, according to U.S. CENTCOM, were made to defend international law and promote peace in the region.

Quote of note

“These SEALs represented the very best of our country, pledging their lives to protect their fellow Americans,” President Joe Biden said in the district news release. “Our hearts go out to the family members, loved ones, friends and shipmates who are grieving for these two brave Americans. Our entire country stands with you. We will never fail to honor their service, their legacy and their sacrifice.”