Matthew Axelson’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

June 25, 1976

Death Date

Jun 28, 2005

Age of Death

29 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Kunar, Afghanistan


War Hero

The war hero Matthew Axelson died at the age of 29. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

The posthumous recipient of the Navy Cross, this U.S. Navy SEAL was killed in combat during a War of Afghanistan military initiative known as Operation Red Wings.

After graduating from California State University- Chico with a bachelor’s degree in political science, he joined the United States Navy. Five years later, he arrived in Afghanistan.

Axelson (portrayed by Ben Foster) is a character in the 2013 movie Lone Survivor.

He grew up in Cupertino, California, as the son of Cordell and Donna Axelson. He married Cindy Oji in 2003.

He and Marcus Luttrell were both members of the SEAL Team 10 unit tasked with capturing or killing Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. Luttrell was the sole survivor of Operation Red Wings.