Despite the media’s silence, warfare still rages in Iraq and across the Middle East.
Our men and women in uniform are on the front lines of these attacks, putting everything on the line to protect innocent civilians, fighting terrorism, and helping to stabilize burgeoning governments.
One hero in particular gave up his life for this cause. The liberal media doesn’t show support, so we’ll go ahead and tell his story.
From the Fox News report:
“Charlie Keating IV, the Navy SEAL shot dead by ISIS in Iraq on Tuesday, set aside a promising future in sports to join the terror fight overseas, according to some of his friends.
Keating, 31, died in combat in the town of Tel Askuf, likely from AK-47 fire, officials said. He was the third American serviceman to die in combat in Iraq since the U.S.-led coalition launched its anti-ISIS campaign in the summer of 2014.
The Navy SEAL was a former Phoenix high school star distance runner who went on to run cross country and track at Indiana University before attending the Naval Academy and becoming a SEAL based out of San Diego.
His mother, Krista Joseph of Jacksonville, Fla., said her son wanted to serve his country and that he died doing what he loved. She added, “he was our golden boy with a million-dollar smile and a heart of gold.” The Navy SEAL was part of the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) sent in to rescue fewer than a dozen U.S. troops who were in the village “advising and assisting” the Kurdish Peshmerga, U.S. military spokesman Col. Steve Warren told reporters.
The fighting was fast and fierce, with a bulldozer and truck bomb bursting through a check point to get at the civilians. Although there were fewer than a dozen people in danger, that didn’t stop Keating and his team from risking everything to protect them.
The real question you should ask is why didn’t his team get more support? According to the report:
The U.S. troops who were on the ground had to fight back before the QRF troops arrived. “They fought back… They fought out,” Warren said.
It’s a testament to Keating and his team that they fought out, despite the lack of support. It’s also an indictment on Obama’s administration, which has shown a track record of disrespect and disregard for our troops overseas.
No one wants to see out men and women get shipped out to fight and die in the Middle East. But it’s necessary to rid our world of radical terrorism. The least Obama can do is extend support when they need it.
We at Patriot Journal thank Charlie Keating, his team, and family for their sacrifice and defense of our country. As more of our men and women strive to keep our country safe, we’ll remember them.
Source: Fox News