This weekend, our nation was yet again reminded that we are still in fact at war. We were reminded that although we have not heard a lot about combat deaths lately, brave men and women are still putting it on the line for us and for other. Another valued member of the Special Operations Community was killed while on an operation in Afghanistan.
Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas Checque, 28 years old, of Monroeville, PA was killed due to injuries sustained on a combat mission. This brave Navy SEAL was part of an elite team that was sent in to conduct a vary dangerous / daring raid, specifically a Hostage Rescue.
Below are quotes from a story, now up on the fox news website:
“He gave his life for his fellow Americans, and he and his teammates remind us once more of the selfless service that allows our nation to stay strong, safe and free,” Obama said in a statement.
In a separate statement Sunday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said, “In this fallen hero, and all of our special operators, Americans see the highest ideals of citizenship, sacrifice and service upheld.” (link to full article here)
The BluCore Shooting Center and the BluCore Online Store would like to bring this to the attention of all of our fans and customers. Remember, brave men and women are still out there on our behalf. They volunteer for the dangerous missions.
This mission, a hostage rescue, is one of the most difficult / dangerous types of missions that the Special Operations Community is expected to conduct. In a hostage rescue, there is a great chance of friendly casualties (wounded or killed). The operators know this going in. They are willing to risk it ALL just for the CHANCE that they can rescue an American. These types of missions are so difficult and so high priority that they are only assigned to very specific units.
Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas Checque’s amazing sacrifice should be noted. He gave his life in an effort to rescue an American. This American was rescued and will be able to return home to his family. One of the brave warriors who rescued him will not. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.