28-year-old US Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque, from Pennsylvania, was killed during a mission to rescue kidnapped American doctor, Dilip Joseph near Kabul on 8th December 2012.
PO Checque was a member of the US Navy's Special Warfare Development Group, more commonly known as SEAL Team Six, the unit involved in the mission that killed Osama bin Laden. It has not been reported if he was part of the bin Laden mission.
He enlisted in the Navy in October 2002 and commenced training with the Navy's Special Warfare unit in April 2003. The 10-year veteran had previously deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.