Healy grew up in Exeter, where he graduated from high school in 1986. He joined the Navy in 1990 and later volunteered to become a SEAL.
His first assignment took him to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team One in San Diego. He left the team in 1996 to study Russian and after that was assigned to a SEAL unit in Little Creek, Va., for two years. In March 2000, he was sent to Pearl Harbor, where he joined ECHO Platoon as leading petty officer. He was later promoted to chief petty officer. He deployed to Afghanistan in March 2005.
His awards include the Bronze Star (with Combat V), the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
He is survived by his wife, Norminda; his children, Chelsea, Jasmine, Sasha, Jacob, Nia, Nathan and Chris; parents, Natalie and Henry; sisters, Jennifer Healy and Shannon Keane.
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