Massachusetts Governor Praises Navy SEAL Who Lost His Life Attempting To Rescue Fellow Seal During A Mission

Aiexpress – The governor of Massachusetts praised the bravery and sacrifice of a Navy SEAL from Westfield, Massachusetts, who tragically lost his life while attempting to save a fellow teammate during a mission in the Arabian Sea. The mission involved seizing Iranian-made weapons from an unflagged ship.

During the raid on January 11, Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Christopher J. Chambers bravely leaped into the sea to rescue a fellow SEAL who had accidentally slipped and fallen underwater while attempting to board the unflagged ship. According to U.S. officials familiar with the incident, the vessel was found to be transporting illegal weapons of Iranian origin to Yemen. Unfortunately, both SEALs involved in the mission went missing.

The search and rescue mission to find the two SEALs lasted for 11 days before it was called off on Sunday. Following the notification of their families, the Navy released their names. The second SEAL has been identified as Navy Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class Nathan Gage Ingram.

Chambers, who is 37 years old, joined the Navy in 2012 and successfully completed SEAL training in 2014.

In a statement on Tuesday, Governor Maura Healey expressed her heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and fellow shipmates of Special Operator Chris Chambers. She acknowledged his selfless act of trying to save his teammate off the coast of East Africa, which tragically cost him his own life. Governor Healey emphasized that in Chris Chambers’ heroic life and untimely passing, we are reminded of the profound sacrifices made by every servicemember and veteran in service to our country.

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“We are even more committed than ever to honoring that sacrifice through our actions as well as our words. As Massachusetts mourns yet another tragic loss, my thoughts are with the Westfield community and all those who knew Chris,” she expressed.

The Central Command reported that the team successfully boarded the ship’s dhow and confronted a crew of 12 members. They managed to seize a variety of Iranian-made weaponry during the operation.

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