US Navy SEAL Shot, Killed During Training

#1
An apparent 'shooting house' accident.

Navy SEAL Shot, Killed During Training

Link:

http://www.wtopnews.com/?nid=104&sid=1336885

Navy Begins SEAL Death Investigation:

http://www.wapt.com/news/15194344/detail.html

Navy identifies SEAL killed during live-fire exercise
By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer
Article Launched: 02/01/2008 10:33:19 AM PST


SAN DIEGO—A Navy SEAL shot and killed during a live-fire exercise was identified Friday as a 22-year-old Las Vegas man.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Shapoor Alexander Ghane Jr. died Wednesday from gunshot wounds suffered during a training exercise at a facility run by contractors in Lake Cormorant, Miss.

Ghane, known as Alexander, was participating with his Coronado-based SEAL team in a "close-quarter combat" training scenario—fighting an enemy with weapons at very close range, said Lt. Tommy Crosby, a Naval Special Warfare Group 1 spokesman in Coronado, Calif.

The shooting occurred at the Mid-South Institute of Self-Defense Shooting, a contractor facility sometimes used by the military for specialized training, Crosby said.

Ghane was pronounced dead after being taken via air ambulance to Elvis Presley Memorial Hospital.

Ghane's SEAL team mates described him as driven and dedicated.

"Alex died doing what he loved. He died a SEAL, with his teammates around him," said Ghane's unit commander, whose identity was withheld because of classified nature of the team's missions.

Ghane joined the Navy in June 2004 and entered SEAL training in November 2004. He joined the West Coast seal teams in June 2007.

"Our family is devastated at the sudden loss of Alexander," his family said in a statement released by the Navy. "We are proud of him, proud of all of his accomplishments and the man that he had become."

Crosby said no other details surrounding the death would be immediately released.
The death was under joint investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the DeSoto County Sheriff's Department.

The Navy has about 2,300 SEALS, known for their elite special operations training and missions, based in Coronado and Little Creek, Va.
 
#3
PassingBells said:
Could have been worse. They could have set fire to a visiting member of the Royal family.
I'm sorry, but I don't get the connection to the Royal family?

What has the death of a warrior got to do with them? I would think you would have more respect for a man killed while serving his country!
 
#4
Trip wire our resident septic friend THEM set fire to DI's hair in THE killing HOUSE. That is the connection.

Dont you hate it when the media state the obvious and say uncessesarry stuff to fill up columns i.e "close-quarter combat" training scenario" to "He died a SEAL, with his teammates around him," Either taking the piss or stating the obvious.

Still better than getting done in by stan, respect to the 'warrior'.

Always remember when i found out scott helvenson died sad day.
 
#5
Trip_Wire said:
PassingBells said:
Could have been worse. They could have set fire to a visiting member of the Royal family.
I'm sorry, but I don't get the connection to the Royal family?

What has the death of a warrior got to do with them? I would think you would have more respect for a man killed while serving his country!
The connection is that when Princess Di was still with us she visited the Killing House and got a little bit too close to a flash-bang. The next day her new, rather shorter, haircut attracted worldwide media attention.

Anyone's death is always very a shame, but the only way that you're ever going to prevent training accidents is to get rid of training.

PB
 
#8
PassingBells said:
Trip_Wire said:
PassingBells said:
Could have been worse. They could have set fire to a visiting member of the Royal family.
I'm sorry, but I don't get the connection to the Royal family?

What has the death of a warrior got to do with them? I would think you would have more respect for a man killed while serving his country!
The connection is that when Princess Di was still with us she visited the Killing House and got a little bit too close to a flash-bang. The next day her new, rather shorter, haircut attracted worldwide media attention.

Anyone's death is always very a shame, but the only way that you're ever going to prevent training accidents is to get rid of training.

PB
I have no problem with the training. I have taken the same type of training both in SF and as a police SWAT team member and I understand the hazards, of that type of training, as well as the other types hazards involved in the training of special operations type warriors or members of special police units.

I wasn't aware of the Princess Di incident of which you speak, so had no idea where you were coming from with the reference to the RF.

I did note that some SEALs on another boards were discussing the accident, and indicated that they weren't surprised and that they thought that it would happen sooner or later. I don't know if they were citing this particular training facility; however, that was the idea I got.
 
#10
Trip_Wire said:
Ghane joined the Navy in June 2004 and entered SEAL training in November 2004. He joined the West Coast seal teams in June 2007.
Trip, Good evening.

Could you please explain to the uneducated how someone can join as above and then be suitable for SEAL training so early in their career.

HH
 
#11
I think in the US one can sign contracts to go into certain sections of the armed forces? - eg Rangers etc.

http://www.navy.com/about/navylife/onduty/seals/becomingaseal/ said:
If you want to become a SEAL, the U.S. Navy Special Warfare Community has a challenge for you. The SEAL program consists of more than 12 months of initial training — followed by an additional 18 months of pre-deployment training — and intensive specialized training designed to push you to your physical and mental limits — again and again. If you succeed, you’ll be part of a SEAL Team and conduct missions and operations that most people can only dream about.
 
#12
hi,

i think the direct SF entry is the 18X program or at least for the army i think it is.

so you can join strate into SF, i think it was brought in about '01-'02 IIRC

I_G
 
#13
Its a shame Trip, the facilities there seem good, I wonder what went wrong. Was it a weakness in their drills or just seriously bad luck.










 
#14
Looks like level 1 of CoD 4.



Trip_Wire said:
I have no problem with the training. I have taken the same type of training both in SF and as a police SWAT team member and I understand the hazards, of that type of training, as well as the other types hazards involved in the training of special operations type warriors or members of special police units.

So have most of our Air Cadets.
 
#15
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
Looks like level 1 of CoD 4.
I just know I'm going to regret asking this Flash, but wtf's Levek 1 of CoD 4? Is it the ground floor of Birds Eye USA?
 
#17
sandmanfez said:
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
Looks like level 1 of CoD 4.
I just know I'm going to regret asking this Flash, but wtf's Levek 1 of CoD 4? Is it the ground floor of Birds Eye USA?
Its a video computer game me old china. The sort of thing that most of the yank military base their training on and treat as fact.

Call of Duty version 4. The first level* is akin to a 'killing house' scenario utilising pukka SF from 'H'.





*For the geeks, level one, the training mission as opposed to the proper level one; shooting ragheads on the big boat before any pedantic spotty faced teenager pipes up.
 
#18
Ahh, I'm probably a tad behind the curve there mate, so its like Pacman with added Hooyah, then?
 
#19
RIP PO2C Ghan rest in peace.

Ghan was killed by what I would term a freak accident. The round that killed him first went through a wall and impacted a gap in his body armor.
 
#20
hairyhandbag said:
Trip_Wire said:
Ghane joined the Navy in June 2004 and entered SEAL training in November 2004. He joined the West Coast seal teams in June 2007.
Trip, Good evening.

Could you please explain to the uneducated how someone can join as above and then be suitable for SEAL training so early in their career.

HH
I noticed that as well. It's very young for a Navy SEAL.

Then again maybe he's part of the support personnel, perhaps one of the Special Boat Unit sailors who are attached to SEAL teams.

Most I've worked with were a few years older.
 

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