Chief Petty Officer Brian R. Bill

August 23, 1979August 6, 2011

Chief Petty Officer Brian Robert Bill, 31 of Virginia Beach, Virginia was killed in action on August 6th, 2011 in Wardak province, eastern Afghanistan.

Born August 23, 1979 in Stamford, Connecticut. He was the son of Dr. Michael and Patricia Parry of Stamford, CT, and Scott Bill of Sarasota, Florida. Chief Special Warfare Operator Bill was an Eagle Scout, graduated from Trinity Catholic High School, Stamford and Norwich University, Norwich, VT with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. In June, 2001 he enlisted in the United States Navy to pursue his life-long dream of becoming a U.S. Navy SEAL. After Basic Training in Great Lakes, Illinois he attended Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training in Coronado, CA. In 2003 he was designated as a SEAL and assigned to an east coast SEAL Team based in Virginia Beach, VA. . During his career he was decorated with the following personal awards: three Bronze Stars with Valor, Joint Service Commendation Medal with Valor, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, two Combat Action Ribbons and three Good Conduct Medals. Brian was a skilled fly-fisherman, skier and skydiver. He was an accomplished mountaineer with successful summits of Aconcagua in Argentina and Mount Elbrus in Russia. He had completed several marathons and obtained his commercial pilot’s license. He independently studied Russian and became fluent in French. . In addition to his parents he is survived by his grandmother Betty Hardiman, brother Christian Bill, sister Amy Kutney, her husband Chad and their daughter Ryder, sister Andrea Sholes, her husband Christopher and their daughter Kyra, sister Kerry Welch, sister Tessa Bill, brother Morgan Bill, Aunt Anne Goebel and her husband James, Aunt Sharon Davis, Uncle Thomas Davis and his wife Joanne; Aunt Maureen Corcoran; Aunt Mary Sikes and her husband John; Uncle Jeffrey Davis, 10 cousins; Jay Goebel, Kate Noell and her husband Hunter, Martha Goebel, Molly Goebel, Gregory Davis, Julia Davis, Sophia Davis, Johnny Sikes, Bennett Sikes, Kitt Sikes, Uncle Stephen Parry & his wife Sue, Great Uncle Monsignor William Nagle, Great Uncle Dr. & Mrs. John Nagle, their children, John, Jeffrey, Brian, Kathleen, Kerry and their families.

Friends may call at the Leo P. Gallagher & Son F.H. 2900 Summer Street on Thursday August 18, 2011 from 4 to 8 PM. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Cecilia Church, 1184 Newfield Avenue on Friday August 19, 2011 at 11 A.M. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Navy SEAL Foundation at or to Norwich University in his name for a scholarship to be named later. To leave an online condolence please visit


  • Visitation Thursday, August 18, 2011
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, August 19, 2011
  • Burial Friday, August 26, 2011

Chief Petty Officer Brian R. Bill

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Lynne Neibert

January 6, 2018

Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers ( is an organization (formed 2009) with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church of Mechanicsburg, PA would like to extend our sincere sympathy and to honor your loved one's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift. If you are interested, please contact me at with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days and years ahead. Sincerely, Lynne

Frances C. Uva

August 7, 2017

Dear Bill and Parry Famlies, May Brian continue to rest in peace. He will never be forgotten. May God bless all of you.

Sandee Garza Schock

August 6, 2017


Sandee Garza Schock

May 29, 2017

Thank You for the ultimate sacrifice.
Gone But Not Forgotten.

October 11, 2016

Thank you for your service and ultamate sacrifice. May God give your family peace.

A fellow American

Frances C. Uva

August 7, 2016

Dear Bill and Parry Families, It is difficult to believe 5 years have passed since Brian made the ultimate sacrifice for his country. Please know he is always remembered from countless Americans. Prayers are offered for all of you on a daily basis. God bless your families. Sincerely, Frances C. Uva

Sandee Garza Schock

August 6, 2016

5 years Gone But Not Forgotten
Thank You for the ultimate sacrifice

Andrew Hopkinson

August 6, 2016

On behalf of the entire Hopkinson Family, I would like to Thank God for men like Brian Robert Bill
Master Chief Petty Officer (SOC), United States Navy

Fair Winds & Following Seas,


Andrew C. Hopkinson

Sandee Garza Schock

May 30, 2016


Sandee Garza Schock

November 11, 2015

Thank You for the ultimate sacrifice. Gone But Not Forgotten.