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Sgt. Tyler Shelton

Sgt Tyler Shelton was a member of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment in C-1 as a DAP crew chief. His love of flying inspired him and he had aspirations to become a DAP pilot. At 21 years old, a month before his 22nd birthday, he was killed in a training incident off the coast of San Diego on 27 August 2020.

He is survived by his wife Alex, family, and amazing friends. He is remembered most for his infectious laugh that filled every room and his smile that could brighten anyone’s day. He loved to fight, fought to win, and would rather die than quit. Night Stalkers don’t quit, Night Stalkers don’t forget! We all love and miss him immensely and know he’s raising hell up in heaven.


Sgt Tyler Shelton was an absolute bundle of joy and sunshine. His smile lit dark rooms and his laugh was contagious.

He was a crew chief in the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) C/1. He tragically passed away after the flight lead pilot made a critical error during a training accident, causing the aircraft to crash.

Sgt. Tyler Shelton is remembered and honored through his wife Alex, father Mike, brother Hunter, step siblings and step mother, his mother Misty, and his 160th brothers and sisters. Tyler is missed every day and his wife continues to serve the U.S. Army in his memory, fighting for what is right and just.

Tyler Shelton