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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:39 PM

"SEAL Killed in Rescue Mission Identified " (Navy Seal who Died in Rescue of Dr. in Afganistan)

Source: ABC News/via Yahoo

EAL Killed in Rescue Mission Identified
By LUIS MARTINEZ and LEE FERRAN | ABC News 5 hrs ago

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This undated handout photo digitally altered at source to remove the background and provided by the family and the Navy shows Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque. The Department of Defense says...

The Pentagon has identified Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas Checque as the Navy SEAL who died of injuries sustained in the successful rescue of an American doctor from the Taliban over the weekend.

Checque, who hailed from Monroeville, Pa., died of "combat related injuries," according to a Pentagon release. Though the release only said Checque was assigned to "an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit," ABC News previously reported the fallen servicemember was a part of the Navy's elite SEAL Team 6, the same unit that killed Osama bin Laden.

Checque, 28, sustained his mortal injuries while on a nighttime mission Saturday to free Dr. Dilip Joseph, an American doctor who worked for an non-governmental organization based in Kabul. Joseph was kidnapped by the Taliban earlier this month and American officials believed he was in imminent danger.

Before Checque was identified publicly, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Sunday he was "deeply saddened" to learn one of the servicemen had been died.

http://news.yahoo.com/seal-killed-rescue-mission-identified-172332529--abc-news-topstories.html



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Ash_F Dec 2012 #1
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shireen Dec 2012 #3
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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:44 PM

1. Only 28. Sad. /nt

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:13 PM

2. Rest in peace and bless you for your sacrifice


A Tribute to a young , brave man:

If
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!
~Rudyard Kipling~

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:15 PM

3. terrible

Such a young life cut short.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:36 PM

4. RIP Sir...

thank you for your service.

My condolences.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:59 AM

5. Please edit title to add the "S" to SEAL

Thanks!

Rhiannon12866 - LBN Host

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