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Family remembers Navy SEAL, and former IU athlete, killed in Iraq

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Friends and family describe Navy SEAL Charles Keating,31, as a hero with a million-dollar smile and a heart of gold.

Keating was killed during a gun battle with ISIS fighters in Iraq Tuesday.

The former Indiana University athlete was part of a force sent to rescue U.S. military advisers.

In a statement, his mother says her son died doing what he loved and he was proud to be a SEAL.

This was Keating's third tour in Iraq.

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