Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque, 28, of Monroeville, Pa., died of combat related injuries suffered Dec. 8, while supporting operations near Kabul, Afghanistan. Checque was assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit.
"He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” (W.Shakespeare) Rest in peace my Brothers, you have not been forgotten.
PO1 Checque sacrificed his life in the operation to save the life of Dr Joseph:
Dr. Dilip Joseph was rescued Saturday in an operation ordered after intelligence showed that he was in imminent danger of injury or possible death.
Dr. Joseph was abducted Wednesday outside the Afghan capital, in the Sarobi district of Kabul province.
Gen. John Allen, the top commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said American and Afghan forces planned, rehearsed and successfully conducted the
No other details of the rescue operation were immediately available. VoA.