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Navy SEAL Team Six member killed rescuing doctor from Afghanistan

Published December 10, 2012
FoxNews.com

  • Dr. Dilip Joseph (Morning Star Development)

  • Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque.
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A U.S. official has identified to Fox News the member of the Navy SEAL Team Six -- the same special ops group used for the raid on Usama bin Laden's compound -- that was killed during a weekend rescue mission in Afghanistan that freed an American doctor abducted by the Taliban outside of Kabul five days ago.
Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque, 28, of Monroeville, Pa., died of combat related injuries suffered Dec. 8, while supporting operations near Kabul, Afghanistan. Checque was stationed in Virginia Beach where he was assigned to a Naval Special Warfare unit.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/12/10/us-special-operations-team-member-killed-rescuing-doctor-from-afghanistan/#ixzz2Ehisv4pu
 

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Thank you for your service, PO1 Checque.

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate
I am the captain of my soul.
-Invictus

He Was Highly Decorated

According to Wavy.com, Checque received the following awards and decorations (below) over his 10-year military career. Heavy.com has (above) created a representation of the way his awards would appear on his dress uniform, using the rack-builder on medalsofamerica.com. Each "V" device signifies an award that was given for valorous actions during combat.
• Bronze Star Medal w/Combat 'V'​
• Joint Service Commendation Medal w/Combat 'V'​
• Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal w/Combat 'V'​
• Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal​
• Combat Action Ribbon (2)​
• Good Conduct Medal​
• National Defense Service Medal​
• Iraq Campaign Medal​
• Global War on Terrorism Service Medal​
• Sea Service Deployment Ribbon​
 

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The remains of the Navy SEAL Team Six member killed in Afghanistan during the daring rescue of an American doctor in Taliban hands were returned to the U.S. late Monday night.
The family of Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque, 28, of Monroeville, Pa., received the body at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware and is making private funeral arrangements, according to a Navy official. Checque, a member of the same elite special ops group used for the raid on Usama bin Laden's compound -- died of combat-related injuries suffered Dec. 8, while supporting operations near Kabul, Afghanistan. Checque was stationed in Virginia Beach where he was assigned to a Naval Special Warfare unit.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/12/10/us-special-operations-team-member-killed-rescuing-doctor-from-afghanistan/#ixzz2ElSUH6ud
 
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