Special Warfare Operator 1st Class William Blake Marston, 31, of Concord, who died during military parachute training in DeLand, Fla., Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015.
Marston was assigned to an East-coast based SEAL Team, and has served in the Navy for six years. Marston completed SEAL Training in 2009.
An investigation into this incident is underway.
Blake has been described as “the kind of guy you’d want your children to be around”. He was an accomplished athlete starting with Bedford Little League, soccer league and Manchester West Raiders football team. One of Blake’s most cherished memories was being the 3rd baseman in the 1995 Bedford little league State Championship team. He was also the captain of the 1997 New England Championship Babe Ruth team, which went on to the World Series in Albany, New York.
Blake continued his education and sports career at The Derryfield School in Manchester New Hampshire. While there he excelled in Baseball and Alpine skiing and went on to graduate in 2001. He completed a post graduate year at Northfield-Mount Herman School where he played football and baseball.
Blake graduated from Stonehill College in 2007 with a degree in Criminal Justice and successful baseball career. Blake was an avid CrossFit athlete who enjoyed competing and working out with his girlfriend.
Blake died doing what he loved most being a SEAL. His beautiful smile, loyalty, steadfast motivation and determination will forever be missed.
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