SEAL Member Killed in Rescue

    Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque is shown in an undated family photo. Checque, 28, of Monroeville, Pa., died of combat related injuries suffered Dec. 8, while supporting operations near Kabul, Afghanistan. Checque was assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit. .  .Pictured: Navy Seal Nicolas D. Checque.    Ref: SPL468962  101212      .Picture by: MAI / Splash News  .    .  Splash News and Pictures    .Los Angeles  .New York  .London    .   (Newscom TagID: spnphotosfour189859.jpg) [Photo via Newscom]


    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.

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