PHOENIX (AP) -- The Navy SEAL killed in Iraq has been identified as Charlie Keating IV, a 31-year-old who attended the Naval Academy before becoming a Seal.
Indiana University says Keating was a former student-athlete at the school. The school says he was a track and field and cross county runner from 2004 to 2006.
He was a member of the 2004-05 track team that finished as a Big Ten runner-up in both the indoor and outdoor seasons.
"When Charlie left IU to enlist and try to become a SEAL, I don't think it really surprised any of us," said Robert Chapman, a professor of kinesiology at IU Bloomington, who also erved as IU’s men’s cross country coach from 1998 until 2007.
"You could tell he was a guy who wanted to be the best and find out what he was made of, and serving as special operations forces for his country embodied that."
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