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Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque

Died December 8, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

28, of Monroeville, Pa.; assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit;  died Dec. 8, near Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered while supporting combat operations.


SEAL Team Six member killed in doctor rescue

 By Pauline Jelinek
The Associated Press

MONROEVILLE, Pa. — The Department of Defense says a Navy SEAL killed during a rescue operation in Afghanistan was a Pittsburgh-area man.

Defense officials are identifying the man as 28-year-old Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque of Monroeville. That’s about 15 miles east of Pittsburgh.

Checque died of combat related injuries suffered Saturday near Kabul, Afghanistan.  Pentagon officials had previously said a SEAL was killed rescuing Dr. Dilip Joseph, an adviser for Morning Star Development who was abducted last week. He was rescued after intelligence showed he was in imminent danger of injury or possible death.

Joseph was rescued by SEAL Team Six, the same unit that killed Osama bin Laden last year.

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