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Processional to be Held for U.S. Navy SEAL Killed in Iraq

Charles Keating IV, 31, was killed by ISIS fighters in Mosul

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    Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charles Keating IV, 31, of San Diego. Navy SEAL Keating was shot and killed May 3, 2016, in Iraq during a gun battle that involved more than 100 Islamic State fighters.

    A local community is coming together to honor and remember a U.S. Navy SEAL killed during combat in Iraq.

    Charles Keating IV, 31, was a Coronado-based SEAL. He was killed May 3rd near Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city that has been under ISIS militants since 2014.

    In his honor, a processional will go down 6th Avenue in Coronado at approximately 12 p.m. Friday.

    The processional is open to the public.

    A memorial service will be held at Tidelands Park in Coronado by the Naval Special Warfare on Thursday. Only family, friends and Keating’s teammates from SEAL Team One will be allowed to attend.

    Keating will be buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery on Friday.

    His mother, Krista Keating-Joseph said her son wanted to be burred close to his beloved SEAL Team One instead of Arlington National Cemetery.