The Tunnel to Towers Foundation stated this week that it would generate enough money by Christmas to settle the home loan of the recently deceased SEAL Team 8 captain. Cmdr. Brian Bourgeois, 43, died on December 7 after suffering catastrophic injuries three days earlier during a fast-rope training exercise in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
He is survived by his wife and five children, all of whom were present when he died. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation was established to honor the memory of New York Firefighter Stephen Siller, who died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The organization has supported first responders, veterans, and Gold Star families for the past 20 years.