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When you miss the body of the US navy seal who was killed this weekend in Afghanistan is returning home today.
Petty officer first class Nicholas check.
Diet in a daring mission that read an American doctor kidnapped by the Taliban.
In Afghanistan Kelly right I'm on the story -- today in Washington Kelli what else are we learning about petty officer attack.
While we're learning that Nicholas check grew -- in Monroe -- Pennsylvania that's a suburb of Pittsburgh he joined the navy in 2002.
And became a member of the naval special warfare -- better known as seal team six.
That was a team that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden -- -- check was not part of that particular mission.
The operation that he was last involved in was the daring rescue mission -- doctor -- -- Joseph.
An American kidnapped by the Taliban and during combat mission the check was killed.
He was just twenty years old the family of doctor Joseph issued a statement about checks debt in which they state.
We want to extend our deepest condolences to the -- they -- the American sailor who died during phillips' rescue.
Can we could not be more grateful for that soldiers' heroism and for the bravery of all involved in the mission to bring -- home.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta by the way said he was deeply saddened to learn that a US service member was killed.
During this operation Martha.
Kelli thank you very much.
-- before you go I do want to ask you a little bit more about doctor Josef and what what was he doing in Afghanistan when he was abducted by the Taliban.
-- so far we know is that doctor Joseph is the medical advisor for Morningstar that's a nonprofit group based in Colorado.
Morningstar is involved in economic and community development projects in Afghanistan.
Morningstar has not released details about why doctor -- was visiting Afghanistan this particular occasion.
But the group has been involved in developing a training program for Afghan doctors also Morningstar says it as a status medical clinics and leadership institutes.
And Morningstar says it is trying to bring hope and opportunity to Afghanistan market.
Heart goes out to and family this young man Kelli thank you very much good to have you with us this morning -- we are learning a little bit more about petty officer checked.
He grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and although he was just 28 years old at the time of his death.
He was already the recipient of the bronze star for valor.
He enlisted in October of 2002 he served in both the -- And Afghanistan we thank him for his service and we know obviously -- -- a heartfelt words of the Stanley of that doctor imagine.
How they feel knowing that they got their loved one home.
But at the expense.
Of this very brave young navy -- team.
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