A Navy Seal was killed this past weekend in Afghanistan, during the rescue of a kidnapped American.
The defense department says Petty Officer First Class Nicholas Checque was killed during the successful rescue of an American doctor doing charity work in the Eastern Kabul Province.
The 28-year-old officer was a member of the Seal Team Six, the same group that took down Osama Bin Laden. No word if the officer took part in the Bin Laden raid.
Checque received the bronze star and several other awards during his 10-year naval career.