Navy SEALs Invite Public to Honor Fallen SEAL Killed in Iraq
The U.S. Navy SEALs are inviting people to line the streets in the military town of Coronado on Friday to honor the special warfare operator killed in Iraq.
Charles Keating IV, who grew up in Phoenix, is the third service member to die in Iraq since U.S. forces returned there in 2014. His remains will be transported across the Coronado Bridge to San Diego to be buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
His Coronado-based SEAL Team 1 said in a statement that Keating, who was killed in a gunbattle with Islamic State fighters on May 3, “was an excellent special warfare operator, who worked tirelessly as both a breacher and sniper, and even served as a leading petty officer for the training of all West Coast SEAL snipers.