Tag Archive: Rescue Mission


Delta Force Commando Who Saved ‘Numerous Lives’ In Benghazi Seige Honored

 

 

Distinguished Service Cross Halbruner

 

” An Army Delta Force commando who infiltrated Benghazi to rescue U.S. diplomats, spies and security officers during a 2012 terrorist attack “was critical to the success of saving numerous lives,” according to a citation awarding him the military’s second-highest honor.

  Delta Force’s role was not disclosed in any public report or congressional testimony. The Army citation for the Distinguished Service Cross, posted on a website for Army personnel, provides the first detailed look at what one of the commandos, Master Sgt. David R. Halbruner, accomplished.

  The Washington Times reported in November that two members of Delta Force, the Army’s premier counterterrorism unit, were among seven U.S. personnel who went to Benghazi, Libya, on a rescue mission the night of Sept. 11, 2012. The second Delta member, a Marine, was awarded the Navy Cross for heroism, The Times reported.

  The Distinguished Service Cross and the Navy Cross are the second-highest military awards in precedence, below the Medal of Honor.

  Critics of the Obama administration’s response to Benghazi say the fact that two Delta Force commandos were instrumental in the rescue shows that the Pentagon should have made a concerted effort to get troops to the annex.”

   It’s amazing what two operators managed to do … imagine what could have been accomplished if they had the help that should have been made available .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And Thank You From A Grateful Nation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: We honor, twenty-eight-year-old US Navy SEAL Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque who gave of his life yesterday so that another American he and his team were saving from the hands of terrorists in Afghanistan, could live in freedom. His life and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

US Navy SEAL Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque

 

” We honor, twenty-eight-year-old US Navy SEAL Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque who gave of his life yesterday so that another American he and his team were saving from the hands of terrorists in Afghanistan, could live in freedom. His life and sacrifice will never be forgotten.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pentagon Identifies Highly Decorated SEAL Killed During Hostage Rescue

 

 

 

 ” The U.S. Navy SEAL killed on Sunday during a hostage rescue operation in Afghanistan is Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque, 28, a decorated combat veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Monday.

Checque was a member of SEAL Team Six, the special operations unit that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan last year, though it was not immediately clear if he took part in that raid.

Checque, who was from Monroeville, Pa., and stationed in Virginia Beach, Va., joined the military in 2002, and has been part of Naval Special Warfare Command since 2008, according to the DoD.

He was awarded a Bronze Star and two other awards for combat valor. “