Brendan Looney Documentary
“Brendan”, is a documentary of a true American Hero. John Brendan Aloysius Looney, overcame personal obstacles to live his dream and serve his country. The oldest of six, Brendan was a natural born leader. His quiet demeanor and unselfish nature were qualities that pushed him to the forefront.
A True American Hero
B Brendan, is a documentary of a true American Hero. John Brendan Aloysius Looney, overcame personal obstacles to live his dream and serve his country. The oldest of six, Brendan was a natural born leader. His quiet demeanor and unselfish nature were qualities that pushed him to the forefront.
Everyone loved being around him. As a former athlete (football, basketball, baseball and lacrosse), he gave maximum effort 100% of the time. He earned multiple varsity letters at nationally known DeMatha High School, in Hyattsville, Maryland before attending the United States Naval Academy.
Due to his color blindness, he was required to attend the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, Rhode Island. He arrived in Annapolis in 2000 as one of eight color blind midshipmen.
While at the Academy, Brendan switched from playing football and starting playing lacrosse. In 2004, after joining his two younger brothers (Stephen and Billy), who were already on the lacrosse team the Naval Academy played Syracuse for the NCAA Championship. Less than 24 hours later, his military commitment began.
After receiving a waiver for his color blindness, he was able to apply to become a Navy SEAL. Ultimately, he became the top performer in his SEALs class winning the “Honor Man” Award.
He would join SEAL Team 3 completing 59 missions. On September 21, 2010, at the age of 29, Brendan Looney died in a helicopter crash.
After his death Brendan would receive numerous military awards to include the Bronze Star and Navy Commendation Medal.
October 4, 2010, he was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. On August 23, 2014, DeMatha High School’s newly constructed convocation center was named in his honor. Annually at the Naval Academy, his number 40 jersey is given to the player who represents his qualities on and off the field.
Brendan lived his life like his favorite quote, “Be Strong, Be Accountable. Never Complain.”