Saturday, May 6, 2017

Navy SEAL Kyle Milliken Killed In Africa


A U.S. service member who was killed during an operation in Somalia on Friday was a Navy SEAL based out of Virginia Beach.

The Department of Defense said Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Kyle Milliken, 38, of Falmouth, Maine, was killed during an operation against al-Shabaab on May 5 in a remote area approximately 40 miles west of Mogadishu.

He is the first American to die in combat in the African country since 1993.

Milliken's family says he was "a devoted father and son, a true professional and a wonderful husband." They are asking for privacy in a statement released by Naval Special Warfare Command.

Milliken enlisted in the military in 2002.

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