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Navy Seal Killed in Afghanistan
KDKA-TV Pittsburgh ^ | 12/10/12 | KDKA-TV

Posted on 12/10/2012 4:30:38 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – The Pentagon says a Navy SEAL from Monroeville was killed during a rescue mission in Afghanistan that freed an American doctor abducted by the Taliban.

Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque, 28, died after being shot in the head Dec. 8, during the mission.

Checque was a member of SEAL Team Six, the same unit that killed Osama Bin Laden last year. However, it is unknown at this time if he participated in that mission.

(Excerpt) Read more at pittsburgh.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; americanhero; navyseal
This very brave young man went to school with my oldest son--from elementary school thru High School. Nicolas was a great kid. He wrestled and was in the gifted program, and wanted, from a very early age, to go into the military. The attacks of 9/11 moved him profoundly---and that's why he enlisted after graduation. The teacher interviewed, Mr. Knipple, had him class that awful day in 2001, and as the news spread today, his former classmates remembered what they all said and felt.

Please remember his family in prayer, and I will update as I learn more.

1 posted on 12/10/2012 4:30:47 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Prayers up. God bless the SEALs.


2 posted on 12/10/2012 4:33:26 PM PST by Vor Lady (Everyone should read The Importance of the Electoral College by Geo. Grant)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Looks like ‘Gangham Style’ man ‘Psy’ got his way. 0bama shook his hand. Why do we rescue naive people who invite their own kidnapping?


3 posted on 12/10/2012 4:34:50 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

My screen is blurry...


4 posted on 12/10/2012 4:39:03 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Hi PAMom! What an honorable young man. He lived John 15:13: Greater love has no man than this-that a man lay down his life for his friends.


5 posted on 12/10/2012 4:49:15 PM PST by karatemom
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

And obama adds another SEAL notch.
This one is awful close to home for me too.
Prayers for this SEAL and his family and friends.
And prayers for all of our troops who must operate under this treasonous and vindictive cic.


6 posted on 12/10/2012 4:54:55 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

My deepest sympathies to his family, and to all who knew and loved Nick.


7 posted on 12/10/2012 4:57:36 PM PST by miserare
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

It always bothers me when I read of the death of one of our military.

I have noticed how often these elite troops turn out to have been elite men too.


8 posted on 12/10/2012 4:58:44 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: sneakers

Sneakers could I ask you to please ping our Q/R list (I’m posting from my phone). Such a heartbreaking story. Many thx for your help, PM


9 posted on 12/10/2012 4:59:53 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Mourning in America.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque, may you RIP.

It is unfortunate that most American’s are not living a life worthy of this brave young man’s sacrifice.

http://homepost.kpbs.org/news/2012/dec/10/navy-seal-killed-afghan-rescue-nicolas-checque/


10 posted on 12/10/2012 5:04:21 PM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: Sacajaweau

* My screen is blurry... *

What a vivid picture of mourning. The nation lost a hero.


11 posted on 12/10/2012 5:09:10 PM PST by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: MestaMachine

My thought, too. The SEALs killed a couple of months after the Bin Laden raid always felt like an unnecessary sacrifice. I always wondered if Obama had tipped off the Taliban as an apology for allowing the brave SEALs to get Bin Laden. Our Military deserved a new CIC. Heartbreaking they have to serve under the Won again.


12 posted on 12/10/2012 5:19:28 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Prayers up... RIP


13 posted on 12/10/2012 5:24:07 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Prayers offered up for family and friends.

Hand Salute........two


14 posted on 12/10/2012 5:27:57 PM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Joining in with prayers up.


15 posted on 12/10/2012 5:38:33 PM PST by amom
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

My condolences to his family and to our nation. How awful it is to lose any one of these!


16 posted on 12/10/2012 5:38:56 PM PST by definitelynotaliberal
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Oh no! Thank you for the ping! I will certainly ping the Q&R list!


17 posted on 12/10/2012 6:06:36 PM PST by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom; prisoner6; stimpy17; Gosh I love this neighborhood; GregB; ...

Sad sad ping...Condolences to the family of this navy seal.


18 posted on 12/10/2012 6:08:41 PM PST by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

http://www.defense.gov/releases/

This page updated daily shows the loss of great Americans.

Averages 3 a week or more.

Yet the same news the scalded Bush continues to ignore these losses under the anointed one.


19 posted on 12/10/2012 6:10:16 PM PST by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Praying for his loved ones and his comrades in arms.


20 posted on 12/10/2012 6:26:16 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Obamacare is the socialist cancer of the New Deal metastasized.)
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To: Newbomb Turk

Link appreciated.

Unfortunately, the sacrifices are primarily under the MSM radar now. The reporting should be uniform regardless of the administration. The inconsistency is quite revealing.


21 posted on 12/10/2012 6:29:46 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Prayers for this fine man & his family.


22 posted on 12/10/2012 6:46:25 PM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Joining in prayer for his family and gratitude for those who serve.


23 posted on 12/10/2012 7:45:47 PM PST by trimom
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

My heart-felt condolences to this young heroes’ family. They are in my prayers.

We have a local 22 year old SEAL who was caight in a fire-fight in May 2012 and lost his arms and legs to a land mine.

http://www.taylormorris.org/home/


24 posted on 12/10/2012 8:15:59 PM PST by IAGeezer912 (One out of every 200 people on the face of the earth are Americans. We have won life's lottery.)
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Heart breaking doesn’t quite cover the sacrifice Taylor made and what he is living with now. May The Lord be with him and those who surround and care for him.

I so want to inject politics into my post—but I cannot. Too numb feeling and too heart sick for these young men and for their families. All I can think to do is pray.

And thank you IAGeezer912 for your post.


25 posted on 12/11/2012 2:49:06 AM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Mourning in America.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

What a brave young man—the best of the best.

Prayers to his family.


26 posted on 12/11/2012 2:49:15 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

RIP, brave man.


27 posted on 12/11/2012 6:28:29 AM PST by 3catsanadog (No more blaming Bush, Obama-now you inherited the mess you made.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

“The attacks of 9/11 moved him profoundly-—and that’s why he enlisted after graduation.”

That seems to be common among uncommon young men. My son would have been 28 now. Damn.


28 posted on 12/11/2012 8:41:18 AM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: originalbuckeye

The SEALs killed a couple of months after the Bin Laden raid always felt like an unnecessary sacrifice.
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In a ‘just’ world that most of us have come to expect etc, I would like to believe this was a ruse - sort of a ‘cover-up’ for the big screw up of ID’ing the guys in the first place.

Though the actions of those ‘in charge’ recently lead me to believe, that this to is not really possible.

I think they should get the recognition etc but was a little taken back last night when on the local news the people in his home town were interviewed.

Not sure it is a good idea to give out any real info on ANY of our SPECOPS types, just due to what they are engaged in in a day to day basis.

Scooter Libby went to jail for supposedly ‘outing’ a low level CIA one time operative, these guys are involved in a lot more hairy stuff than Valerie Plame ever dreamed about.


29 posted on 12/11/2012 9:10:30 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: USMCPOP

Prayers sent your way FRiend—for you and your family. G-d be with you all...and may your son’s memory be eternal.


30 posted on 12/12/2012 4:00:51 AM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Mourning in America.)
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