Ronald Woodle was born on October 7, 1983, in Asheville, North Carolina. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on June 25, 2007, and completed basic training at NTC Great Lakes, Illinois, in August 2007. He completed Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training, Jump School, and SEAL Qualification training in October 2009, and then served with SEAL Team TWO at NAB Little Creek, Virginia, until he drown in a training accident in Key West, Florida, on February 16, 2010. Ronald Woodle was buried at the Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesville, North Carolina.
The Sailor's Creed:
I am a United States Sailor.
I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and I will obey the orders of those appointed over me.
I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world.
I proudly serve my country's Navy combat team with Honor, Courage and Commitment.
I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.