Videos: Brothers In Arms Buried Together

Monday night, the nightly news for CBS and NBC paid tribute to true American heroes.

Travis Manion and former Navy lacrosse standout Brendan Looney were roommates at the naval academy and became as close as brothers. One became a Marine stationed in Iraq, the other, a Navy Seal in Afghanistan. Both have died and were laid to rest side-by-side in Arlington’s National Cemetery.

We’ve included both clips. The former is NBC’s version with an introduction by Brian Williams.

Learn more about The Travis Manion Foundation.

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Lacrosse Playground

In 2009, Adam O’Neill, Harry Alford and Thomas Alford launched Lacrosse Playground as the preeminent site for lacrosse gearheads. For years Lacrosse Playground provided lacrosse fans with tutorials and tips on how to string a lacrosse head, up-close looks at the gear the top players used and sneak peeks at equipment and uniforms before they were released. More than 10 years and millions of visits later, Lacrosse Playground has relaunched with a focus on storytelling. Our mission is to provide comprehensive coverage of the latest lacrosse news, share insights into the sports betting and fantasy lacrosse world and showcase the lifestyles and personalities of the sport of lacrosse through articles, videos and podcasts.


  1. […] are three of the very few to ever be admitted to the United States Naval Academy. Sadly, we lost Brendan Looney almost two years ago.Lacrosse is a sport that has produced successful BUD/S candidates. The skill […]

  2. […] Off the top of my head, I can name five DeMatha graduates who currently serve as Navy SEALS: Brendan Looney(KIA), Stephen Looney, Billy Looney, Will Jones, and Steve Clagett. Btdubs, all five of them were […]

  3. Bk mccaskill on October 6, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    I knew brendan’s cousins. He came and helped out with my school’s lacrosse team. He and his family will be in my prayers.

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