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Matthew Axelson Foundation

Mission Statement & More


Who is Matthew Axelson? Matthew “Axe” Axelson was a United States Navy SEAL who was killed in the War in Afghanistan. He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross, the highest award the Navy can give, for his actions during Operation Red Wings, in which he was killed. He was survived by his parents Donna and Corky, his wife Cindy, and his brother Jeff.

Over the years since Matt’s death, his family has had the honor to be supported by so many wonderful people. Support from the tight knit community of the SEAL Teams, other families of the fallen heroes of Operation Red Wings, the broader military community, and the country as a whole gave them a renewed spirit. Without all of this support, there is no way they would have been able to heal.

The goal of the Matthew Axelson Foundation is to give back to this community and to recognize and support active and retired SEALs and their families. We accomplish this through our partnership with organizations like the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, the SEAL Family Foundation, and more.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to developing lasting relationships that will give us all a bit more heart with which to live our lives in full.

God Bless