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Body of San Diego-based Navy SEAL killed in Iraq returning to US

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In this photo provided by the U.S. Navy, Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charles Keating IV, 31, of San Diego. In this photo provided by the U.S. Navy, Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charles Keating IV, 31, of San Diego.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The body of a U.S. Navy SEAL killed during combat in Iraq is returning to the United States.

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SEALs spokeswoman Lt. Beth Teach says the body of Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Keating IV will arrive at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware sometime Friday.

Teach says next week Keating's remains will be returned to Coronado, California near San Diego, where his SEAL team is based.

A funeral will be held in the San Diego area, where Keating's family has asked that he be buried. Details are still to be determined.

Keating was shot and killed Tuesday during a gunbattle involving Islamic State fighters. He's the third U.S. service member to be killed in combat in Iraq since U.S. forces returned there in 2014.

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