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    U.S. Navy SEAL killed in Iraq identified as Charlie Keating IV

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    U.S. Navy SEAL killed in Iraq identified as Charlie Keating IV. Photo: Facebook by friend Robert Whitley

    HEWLÊR-Erbil, Kurdistan region ‘Iraq’,— The Navy SEAL killed in Iraq on Tuesday was identified as Charlie Keating IV, a former Phoenix high school star distance runner and the grandson of the late Arizona financier involved in the 1980s savings and loan scandal.
    The combat death of a U.S. Navy SEAL who was advising Kurdish forces in Iraq coincides with a gradually deepening American role in fighting a resilient Islamic State, even as the Iraqis struggle to muster the military and political strength to defeat the militants.
    Islamic State militants [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Kurdish peshmerga forces on multiple fronts in northern Iraq on Tuesday, breaching their defenses and briefly taking over a town, military sources said.

    Maj. Gen. Jaber Yawer, a Kurdish peshmerga spokesman, told The Associated Press that the American was killed by IS sniper fire during an IS attack that also involved a number of car bombs.
    A U.S. defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to discuss the incident publicly, said the SEAL was killed with small arms fire, suggesting that Islamic State fighters likely came within a few hundred yards of the U.S. forces.
    The Americans were 2 to 3 miles behind that front line before the attack was launched, the official added.
    American forces will continue to stay behind the front lines, the defense official said, but he acknowledged that the U.S. expects more ground fighting as the Iraqi and Kurdish militaries, backed by the U.S., push farther into Islamic State-controlled territory.
    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Keating died in an Islamic State group attack near the city of Erbil.
    He’s the third American serviceman to die in combat in Iraq since the U.S.-led coalition launched its campaign against the Islamic State in the summer of 2014, according to military officials.
    Ducey ordered all state flags be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Wednesday in honor of Keating, who also was the cousin of former Olympic swimming champion Gary Hall Jr.
    Keating’s grandfather, Charles H. Keating Jr., who died in 2014 at age 90, was the notorious financier who served prison time for his role in the costliest savings and loan failure of the 1980s.
    Charlie Keating, 31, attended the Naval Academy before becoming a Navy SEAL based out of San Diego, California.
    A 2004 graduate of Phoenix’s Arcadia High School, Keating was city and region champion in the 1,600-meter run as a sophomore, junior and senior.
    Rob Reniewicki, Keating’s former track coach at Arcadia, said he has kept it touch with him through Facebook over the years, and he is heartbroken by the news.
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    “He was a tremendous athlete, a tremendous person. I’m devastated. I’m crushed. I’m trying to hold myself together,” Reniewicki told Phoenix TV station KTVK.
    Keating was planning to get married in November, Reniewicki said.
    Keating earned all-city and first-team all-state honors as a senior, according to Indiana University, where he ran cross country and track on scholarship.
    According to the Arizona Republic, Keating was known as C-4 because he had the same name as three generations before him.
    His grandfather was sent to prison in connection with the savings and loan scandal when Keating was a small child and other children reportedly made fun of him.
    “What happened in the past, I really don’t care. I’m really close to him,” the younger Keating told the Republic in May 2004 when he ran in the Class 4A state track and field championships in suburban Mesa, Arizona, and his grandfather watched him compete for the first time.

    As the Iraqis have gained competence and confidence and prepared an assault in hopes of retaking Mosul, the Pentagon has announced plans to put more U.S. troops in Iraq and place them closer to the front lines.
    In Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s view, that means a greater chance for success. It also means more risk to U.S. troops, as he acknowledged Tuesday in announcing the latest death, the third of an American service member in combat in Iraq since the U.S.-led coalition launched its campaign against the Islamic State in the summer of 2014.

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