SEAL Member Killed in Rescue


The Pentagon has identified the member of SEAL Team 6 who was killed in a rescue mission over the weekend as Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque. A Defense Department statement confirmed that Checque, 28, was killed during efforts to save Dr. Dilip Joseph of Colorado Springs, Colo., who was being held by Taliban militants in eastern Afghanistan. Six people were reportedly killed in the course of the mission, and two Taliban leaders captured.