PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Flags are flying at half-staff today for a local Navy SEAL who was killed during a rescue mission in Afghanistan.

Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque, 28, of Monroeville, was killed on Dec. 8, while trying to rescue a doctor who had been captured by the Taliban.

Officials in Afghanistan said Dr. Dilip Joseph of Colorado Springs, Colo., was rescued during the mission.

Checque was a 10-year decorated member of the SEAL Team Six.

Checque was also a graduate of Norwin High School.

He is being buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


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