SOC Michael A. Sayer; Class 208 – 11 November 1971 – 15 January 2012

On Thursday, I learned a teammate had passed.  Former Navy SEAL, Mike “Spyder” Sayer, passed from only a few weeks long, but brave fight with brain cancer.  Mike was as good as they get.  I worked with Mike during one of the best times in my career in one of the worst places in the world.

Our nation has lost an asset, we have lost a brother.
You’re missed Bro,

Posted on Fallen Navy Seals Facebook in honor of Mike.

SOC Michael A. Sayer;  Class 208
11 November 1971 – 15 January 2012
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Michael Allen Sayer. Mike peacefully passed away Sunday night after courageously battling a malignant tumor of the brain.

Mike entered the Navy in June 1993 as an Intelligence Specialist and served on the USS Carl Vinson for four years prior to attending BUD/S. Following graduation with Class 208, Mike served with SEAL Team EIGHT, Naval Special Warfare Group TWO Training Detachment and SEAL Team EIGHTEEN before beginning a career as Deputy Chief of Readiness and Training, Kennedy Irregular Warfare Center, Office of Naval Intelligence.

Mike is survived by his wife Robbyn and children Elizabeth (age 11), Lauren (age 8 ) and Luke (age 2); his parents Dr. Dave and Jeanne Sayer of Lansing, Michigan; his brothers Jim Sayer of Dayton, Ohio, Jon Sayer of Eaton Rapids, Michigan and Adam Sayer of Lansing, Michigan; his sisters Beth Monroe of Charlotte, Michigan, Jessica Berry of Lansing, Michigan, Rebekah Schafer of Ostego, Michigan and Rachel DePauw of Lansing, Michigan; his Teammates, loving relatives and friends.

Visitation with the family will be held from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, 23 January at the Miller Funeral Home, 3200 Golansky Blvd., Woodbridge, Virginia 22192.

Burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, 26 January at 2 p.m.  Uniform is dress blues w/ribbons.  Honor Guard will be provided by Naval District Washington.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, 28 January at the Christ Chapel, 13909 Smoketown Rd., Woodbridge, Virginia 22191. This will be a joint Naval Special Warfare and Kennedy Irregular Warfare Center memorial service.  Uniform is dress blues w/ribbons.  Color Guard will be provided by Naval District Washington.  There will be a reception after the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Michael A. Sayer Memorial Fund; C/O Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU) Access #6272038 P.O. Box 3100, Merrifield, Virginia 22119.

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6 thoughts on “Farewell SOC Michael A. Sayer; Class 208 – 11 November 1971 – 15 January 2012

  1. No GOOD says:

    Jan, if you read the post and think to yourself that this WOD is not the hardest thing you will ever do in your life just the hardest thing you will do tomorrow and embrace your free will to drive yourself to CFW to kick this WOD then you WIN……

    RIP Michael Sayer…

    Check out CF Main, Port City CF’s Keith Nelson VIDEO interview and hero WOD are up. Great Interview . The WOD is “Desforges”

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