“Chief Petty Officer Jason Workman selflessly gave his life in service to our country—protecting the freedoms and values we hold most dear. One way we can honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice is to honor our Gold Star families. I’m humbled to be joined by Mrs. Workman for this year’s State of the Union address, and I am deeply grateful to the Workman family for their tremendous service to our nation,” said Senator Romney.
Workman was a member of the Navy’s elite SEAL Team 6. He and 30 other Americans were tragically killed when their helicopter was shot down by insurgents on August 6, 2011.