“Forever Loved, Never Forgotten”

The Navy Gold Star Program is eternally grateful for the sacrifice of those Service Members who have died in service to our country. To help us to never forget, we have set up this tribute page to honor and remember the memory of those lives. If you would like to honor the memory of your Sailor, Soldier, Marine, Airman or Coast Guardsman through the Navy Gold Star website please submit your thoughts and a photo.

Steven was an incredible friend, husband, father, son, and sailor. He brought people together and he loved them well, always offering the first helping hand to anyone who needed it. Steven came to the U.S. at eight years old and he loved his adopted country. San Diego was his home, and the Chargers were his team through and through. 

Steven joined the Navy right out of high school in 2003 and was a standout sailor at every command. He liked his time with TRADET-1 the most, 'playing with the SEALs' and learning about the expeditionary community, but he loved being stationed in Rota Spain for the unique view on the world and the experiences that came with life abroad. 

Steven left behind his wife Heather, two sons, and a community of people who loved him.