In Death, Navy Seal Reunites With Best Friend

Saturday, Oct 2, 2010  |  Updated 10:27 PM EDT
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In Death, Navy Seal Reunites With Best Friend

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Brendan Looney, a Navy SEAL, was devastated at the death of his best friend and roommate from the Naval Academy.

Twenty-six-year-old Marine Lt. Travis Manion of Doylestown, Pa., was killed in Iraq in 2007. Lieutenant Looney told Manion's mother that he was dedicating his training to become a SEAL to Travis' memory, Janet Manion told reporters.

On Sept. 21, Looney, 29, of Owings Mills, Md., died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

Manion, who had been buried in Pennsylvania, was reinterred Friday at Arlington National Cemetery. Looney will be buried on Monday, next to his best friend.

Looney's wife, parents and siblings attended Friday's service, where they held hands with Manion's family.

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