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Navy identifies SEAL who died at Fort Knox

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   May 17, 2013 at 4:37 PM   |   Comments

May 17 (UPI) -- A 23-year-old Navy SEAL was killed and seven others injured Wednesday at Fort Knox in Kentucky when their Humvee flipped during a training incident.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Kaloust, a Virginia Beach-based SEAL died when the humvee overturned during "tactical training," said Lt. David Lloyd, a spokesman for Naval Special Warfare Group Two. The other seven -- five SEALs and two other sailors -- were treated for minor injuries and released from a hospital the Virginia Pilot reported.

Lloyd said details of the incident remained under investigation, but were considered sensitive and could not be released.

Kaloust, who joined the Navy in 2011, was a native of Massapequa, N.Y. and a graduate of Binghamton University. He completed SEAL training last year.

In high school, Kaloust was a standout wrestler who would "hang in there" with kids who were more naturally talented than he was, his high school coach Pat Popolizio said.

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