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2016-05-05 Iraq
WH: Navy SEAL Was ‘Killed in Combat,’ But ‘Not in a Combat Mission’
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Posted by Fred 2016-05-05 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [336071 views ]  Top
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#1 So it wasn't combat combat. And even though he was killed in combat, he is not a casualty. Because he wasn't on a combat mission. Which means he doesn't affect the stats. Are we clear?
Posted by SteveS 2016-05-05 01:46||   2016-05-05 01:46|| Front Page Top

#2 Right. And Omaha Beach was "a ship-to-shore evolution."
Posted by Matt 2016-05-05 08:13||   2016-05-05 08:13|| Front Page Top

#3 It all began with the regime's denial of a 'Global War on Terror.' No war, no combat. The struggle to secure 'Purple Hearts' for the fallen and wounded at Fort Hood is an example which painfully comes to mind.
Posted by Besoeker 2016-05-05 08:20||   2016-05-05 08:20|| Front Page Top

#4 So, a workplace accident?
Posted by Pappy 2016-05-05 08:59||   2016-05-05 08:59|| Front Page Top

#5 Mr. Earnest your boss is directly responsible...and this statement is what you offer the family? You get up there and talk about Flint, Mich first and then act peeved that the SecDef stated that SO1 Keating died in combat.

Let me tell you what his family referred to him as an "individual" not as what he is...a SEAL...and he certainly not there by himself, he was with his team who are all armed, trained and ready to do harm to others in defense of our nation...not sent as some prospective victim into a "dangerous place." It was not a matter of fortune ("unfortunately he was killed") that he sacrificed himself and his family and SEAL family also sacrificed...he was not merely "killed" by an unfortunate accident. You state that "he was killed in combat, but that was not part of his mission" ? Well, it was not "fortune" that ordered him on this was Obama. The president's actions and poor policy have grave consequences for those that serve and sacrifice. I guess it was SO1 Keating's fault that he was outside of his mission, that he failed to defend himself, that the SecDef called it combat, that you are inconvenienced and have to tell us unsophisticated vets how it really is. Well, we the unsophisticated understand sacrifice, not your mealy mouthed pathetic semantics.

SO1 Keating sacrificed. His family sacrificed. His team sacrificed. It was not in vain. We will not forget their sacrifice.

Sorry about the PTSD rant, although I did edit out all the cussing that is going on in my head.
Posted by Tennessee 2016-05-05 10:36||   2016-05-05 10:36|| Front Page Top

#6 Damnit Tennessee... you gonna make me look bad if you cut out the fucking cussin'!

Sorry Mr. limp dick spokesperson.... if you are being shot at by the enemy, you are in combat. The SEALs held the line while the enemy advanced in force. Along with air power, guts and the liberal expenditure of ammunition they stopped Daesh cold. So it was fucking combat you walking jizz waste.
Posted by DarthVader 2016-05-05 10:44||   2016-05-05 10:44|| Front Page Top

#7 What a fuck sock.
Posted by swksvolFF 2016-05-05 12:38||   2016-05-05 12:38|| Front Page Top

#8 The Admin trying to protect Barak Peron's "Legacy" while screwing the Troops Families out of their Due.
I have never seen such cowardice in my life here.

Fire everyone in this administration when you get a new Prez. And Sue the hell out of these worthless pieces of shit.
Posted by newc 2016-05-05 14:28||   2016-05-05 14:28|| Front Page Top

#9 Is this determination going to reduce family benefits? It's been a long time since I did Survivor Assistance. There was a lot of talk about that after the Ft. Hood shooting.
Posted by Richard Aubrey  2016-05-05 18:52||   2016-05-05 18:52|| Front Page Top

#10 Obama has been the President but not really Presidential.
Posted by Airandee 2016-05-05 19:31||   2016-05-05 19:31|| Front Page Top

#11 So why does everyone lie about everything? Happens all day everyday and everyone thinks it is cool smiles laughs about it and then the stab in the back why? Maybe the country needs to be taken back from the LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE LIE just a thought!
Posted by Elmolusing Thrusoling9294 2016-05-05 19:43||   2016-05-05 19:43|| Front Page Top

#12 Advisors? Soldiers know there are times when you need to stop talking and start doing. Politicians just dont get that.

I saw a video today of the action. The Seals had stopped the attackers and were pushing ISIS back when the Seal was hit.
Posted by Unelet Protector of the Sith2424 2016-05-05 21:24||   2016-05-05 21:24|| Front Page Top

#13 Come on. Just some workplace violence. Let's pressure countries where ours SOF train their solders declare those areas gun free zones. That should solve the problem.
Posted by rammer 2016-05-05 22:01||   2016-05-05 22:01|| Front Page Top

#14 Edit for coherence.

Come on. Just some workplace violence.

Let's pressure countries where our SOF train their solders to declare those areas gun free zones. That should solve the problem.
Posted by rammer 2016-05-05 22:03||   2016-05-05 22:03|| Front Page Top

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