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Petty Officer 1st Class Remington Peters, a member of the U.S. Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, packs his parachute after a practice demonstration in Eloy, Arizona on Feb. 9, 2016.
Petty Officer 1st Class Remington Peters, a member of the U.S. Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, packs his parachute after a practice demonstration in Eloy, Arizona on Feb. 9, 2016. (Pyoung K. Yi/U.S. Navy)
Petty Officer 1st Class Remington Peters, a member of the U.S. Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, packs his parachute after a practice demonstration in Eloy, Arizona on Feb. 9, 2016.
Petty Officer 1st Class Remington Peters, a member of the U.S. Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, packs his parachute after a practice demonstration in Eloy, Arizona on Feb. 9, 2016. (Pyoung K. Yi/U.S. Navy)
Petty Officer 1st Class Remington Peters, a member of the U.S. Navy Parachute Team “The Leap Frogs,” poses with students for a selfie after a demonstration jump at Hedenkamp Elementary School in Chula Vista, California on March 3, 2016.
Petty Officer 1st Class Remington Peters, a member of the U.S. Navy Parachute Team “The Leap Frogs,” poses with students for a selfie after a demonstration jump at Hedenkamp Elementary School in Chula Vista, California on March 3, 2016. (Pyoung K. Yi/U.S. Navy)
Petty Officer 1st Class Remington Peters, a member of the U.S. Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, trails smoke as he prepares to land on the field at Central High School as part of Knoxville Navy Week on April 13, 2016.
Petty Officer 1st Class Remington Peters, a member of the U.S. Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, trails smoke as he prepares to land on the field at Central High School as part of Knoxville Navy Week on April 13, 2016. (Timmy Holland/U.S. Navy)
Petty Officer 1st Class Remington Peters, a member of the U.S. Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, comes in for a landing during a demonstration at the Dayton Air Show.
Petty Officer 1st Class Remington Peters, a member of the U.S. Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, comes in for a landing during a demonstration at the Dayton Air Show. (Bill Brown/U.S. Navy)
Petty Officer 1st Class Remington Peters, a member of the U.S. Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, signs an autograph for a young fan after a demonstration at the Dayton Air Show on June 19, 2016.
Petty Officer 1st Class Remington Peters, a member of the U.S. Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, signs an autograph for a young fan after a demonstration at the Dayton Air Show on June 19, 2016. (Pyoung K. Yi/U.S. Navy)
Petty Officer 1st Class Remington Peters, a member of the U.S. Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, performs a hanging smoke during a demonstration at the Dayton Air Show on June 19, 2016.
Petty Officer 1st Class Remington Peters, a member of the U.S. Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, performs a hanging smoke during a demonstration at the Dayton Air Show on June 19, 2016. (Bill Brown/U.S. Navy)
Petty Officer 1st Class Remington Peters, a member of the U.S. Navy Parachute Team "The Leap Frogs," helps a young fan try on a parachute at Eisenhower Park during Fleet Week New York on May 27, 2017.
Petty Officer 1st Class Remington Peters, a member of the U.S. Navy Parachute Team "The Leap Frogs," helps a young fan try on a parachute at Eisenhower Park during Fleet Week New York on May 27, 2017. (Andrew Brame/U.S. Navy)
Sailors attend a memorial ceremony for Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Remington Peters at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Calif., on June 2, 2017.
Sailors attend a memorial ceremony for Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Remington Peters at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Calif., on June 2, 2017. (Abe McNatt/U.S. Navy)
A battlefield cross is displayed in honor of Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Remington Peters during a memorial ceremony at Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado on June 2, 2017.
A battlefield cross is displayed in honor of Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Remington Peters during a memorial ceremony at Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado on June 2, 2017. (Abe McNatt/U.S. Navy)
A Navy SEAL salutes a photo of Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Remington Peters during his memorial ceremony at Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado on June 2, 2017.
A Navy SEAL salutes a photo of Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Remington Peters during his memorial ceremony at Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado on June 2, 2017. (Abe McNatt/U.S. Navy)

More than 1,000 members of Naval Special Warfare gathered Friday in Coronado, Calif., to honor Petty Officer 1st Class Remington Peters, who died in a parachute accident during a demonstration for Fleet Week New York.

“To stand out in this community of elite warriors like Remi did takes not only an unprecedented operational competency, but more importantly an unrivaled character,” Capt. Jay Hennessey, commanding officer of Naval Special Warfare Center, said according to a Navy news release.

“To be selected as a member of our parachute team is not only a coveted professional accomplishment, but a hard and fast measure of Petty Officer Peters’ personal devotion to his profession.”

Peters, 27, was performing with the elite Navy parachute team called the Leap Frogs, when his parachute malfunctioned on Sunday, May 28, over Liberty State Park. He was rescued from the water by the U.S. Coast Guard and taken to a hospital in New Jersey where he was pronounced dead. The accident is under investigation.

The Colorado native enlisted in the Navy in 2008 and had served two combat deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the Navy. He was a member of the Leap Frogs for more than a year and had performed more than 900 jumps.

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