A former U.S. Navy SEAL who abandoned in 2019 was killed in Ukraine this week, the Navy stated in a short assertion on Friday.
The SEAL, Daniel W. Swift, died on Wednesday, the Navy stated, making him the newest American to be killed in Ukraine, the place tons of of international volunteers have gone to battle in Ukraine’s protection.
Mr. Swift’s loss of life was first reported by Time, which stated he had been combating with Ukrainian forces. The Navy stated he had gone absent with out go away and had been listed as an “energetic deserter” since March 11, 2019.
The U.S. State Division confirmed a “current loss of life of a U.S. citizen combating in Ukraine” with out naming Mr. Swift, and stated it was offering consular help to the household.
Navy data present that Mr. Swift was from Oregon and enlisted in 2005. He was a particular warfare operator firstclass and held amongst his commendations a Legion of Advantage award, in addition to marketing campaign medals for service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Navy SEALS, like different elite commando items, are extremely educated and conduct a few of the army’s most harmful and secretive missions.