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‘He gave his life for his teammates’: Jason Finan, 34, was killed serving alongside SEALs in Iraq | The Washington Post

‘He gave his life for his teammates’: Jason Finan, 34, was killed serving alongside SEALs in Iraq | The Washington Post

A Navy sailor who became the first American killed in the military offensive to reclaim the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State died while serving alongside Navy SEALs, defense officials said Sunday.

Chief Petty Officer Jason Finan, 34, was attached to an elite SEAL team that was advising the Iraqi Counterterrorism Service, one defense official in Iraq said. The Iraqi troops were attacked by Islamic State fighters Thursday, and the SEAL team decided to pull back along with the troops they were advising, said Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, the senior U.S. commander in Iraq.

Source: ‘He gave his life for his teammates’: Jason Finan, 34, was killed serving alongside SEALs in Iraq – The Washington Post