An American hero has passed away.

Richard “Dick” Marcinko, who was the first commanding officer of U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6, died on Christmas Day at the age of 81.

The news originally broke when it was tweeted by Dick’s son, Matt Marcinko, on Sunday, December 26.

Under the heartfelt message, Matt shared the last video that had been captured of Richard.

Rest in peace, Dick Marcinko. America will never forget you.

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