In a previous post, we mentioned the memorial service planned in honor of Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) 1st Class Jason Workman.
The memorial service was held on August 20 at Blanding Stake Center in Blanding, Utah. More than 300 friends, teammates, neighbors, and family members gathered together to remember the fallen SEAL, including Gary R. Herbert, governor of Utah.
In a message to the Workman family, Gov. Herbert said: “I think it takes a special kind of courage, a singular spirit of dedication and an unselfish commitment to God and to country to as a volunteer step forward to render the service that Petty Officer Workman gave… Utah mourns with you at this time.”
Among those who spoke of Jason Workman during the ceremony were his brothers, Tim, Stephen, and Corey, who talked about his humility, kindness, and integrity. Tim described his brother as a hero, saying “I hope that if you look up ‘hero’ in the dictionary, you would see a picture of Jason.” Stephen, on the other hand, quoted the following statement from scripture: “No greater love hath any man than to give his life for his friends.”
The Utah National Guard honored Workman with a 21-gun salute, and a Navy bugler played Taps. The Workman family has requested donations in the name of the Naval Special Warfare Foundation in lieu of flowers, or to the Workman Family Fund: Towne Bank, 297 Constitution Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.