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Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

Rep. Peters Statement on Death of Navy SEAL Charles Keating

May 4, 2016
Press Release

SAN DIEGO – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Special Operations Forces Caucus, released the following statement on the death of Charles Humphrey Keating IV, a Coronado-based Navy SEAL who was killed by Islamic State Fighters in Iraq on Tuesday:

“I offer my deepest condolences and prayers, and those of my family and staff, to the family and loved ones of Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV. His death is a heart-wrenching reminder of the dangers that our special operators face every day as they fight for freedom in the darkest corners of the world. Navy SEAL Keating’s courage under fire and sacrifice on behalf of his fellow SEALS and our country’s safety embodies the best of our special operators and will not soon be forgotten.”

Congressman Peters serves the 52nd District of California which covers much of central San Diego County including Poway, Coronado, and large portions of the City of San Diego. He is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and House Judiciary Committee. The Congressman is a former environmental attorney, City Council President, and Port Commission Chairman.