DENVER — Thursday, June 8, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff statewide on all public buildings from sunrise until sunset on Friday, June 9, 2017, in honor of Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class Remington J. Peters, a Grand Junction, Colo. native.
Peters, 27, died on May 28 of injuries sustained during an airborne demonstration at Liberty State Park for New York Fleet Week. He enlisted in the Navy in 2008 and was a veteran of two combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Peters was a Navy SEAL and had been a member of the parachute team, the Leap Frogs, for more than a year.
During his career, Peters received numerous awards including the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon and many others.
Peters is survived by his mother, Tina, father, Tom, sister, Cayce, and his significant long-term girlfriend, Rebecca.