American Hero Killed In Somalia Identified…

The Navy Seal killed in action in Somalia has been identified as Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Kyle Milliken, 38. Milliken was a distinguished 15-year veteran and had been awarded the Bronze star for heroism in combat four times.

Milliken was based in Virginia Beach and was a member of SEAL Team  Six. From Fox News:

 

Senior Chief Kyle Milliken embodied the warrior spirit and toughness infused in our very best Navy SEALs,” Rear Admiral Timothy Szymanski, Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command, said. “We grieve his death, but we celebrate his life and many accomplishments. He is irreplaceable as a husband, father, son, friend and teammate – and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and teammates.”

Szymanski said Milliken’s sacrifice is a “stark reminder that Naval Special Operators are forward doing their job, confronting terrorism overseas to prevent evil from reaching our shores…”

During his military career he has earned four Bronze Stars with Combat “V,” two Joint Service Commendation Medals  and a Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat “V.

 

 

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