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US Navy SEAL Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick D. Feeks killed in Afghanistan Black Hawk Crash

Patrick D. Feeks one of 11 who died in Aug. 16 crash

August 20, 2012|By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun

A Navy SEAL from Edgewater was killed in last week’s Black Hawk helicopter crash in Afghanistan, defense officials said Monday.

Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick D. Feeks, 28, was one of seven Americans killed in the crash Thursday during a firefight with insurgents northeast of Kandahar, officials said. Four Afghans on the helicopter also were killed.

Feeks, who was assigned to Naval Special Warfare Group One out of Coronado, Calif., was the eighth service member from Maryland to die this year, and the seventh killed in Afghanistan.

Feeks enlisted in the Navy in March 2006 and was assigned to SEAL Team Three in May 2008. He deployed to Afghanistan last December.

He deployed to Iraq in 2008 and 2010. His awards and decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

Feeks leaves his parents, Thomas and Virginia, and his wife, Emily.

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