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Navy SEALs conduct rare public mourning | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com

Navy SEALs conduct rare public mourning | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com

Memorial flags decorated with Charles Keating IV’s photo were distributed at a Thursday ceremony at Coronado’s Tidelands Park. Jeanette Steele — San Diego Union-Tribune

The Navy SEAL community made a rare public showing of grief Thursday as it gathered to mourn Charles Keating IV, a 31-year-old Coronado SEAL killed in Iraq this month.

“He gave his life to protect his brothers,” said Keating’s younger brother, Billy Keating, also an enlisted SEAL.

“On May 3, I lost my brother. Through the teams, I have a couple thousand more. We will seek vengeance,” he said.

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