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Former Navy SEAL, Contractor, Killed Thurs in CIA bombing

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on January 1, 2010

Army Times January 16, 2012

A soldier based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., died Jan. 15 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, the Pentagon announced Monday.

Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin B. Wise, 34, of Little Rock, Ark., died of injuries sustained Jan. 9 in Balkh province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group

January 15, 2012  Benjamin Brian Wise
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Ben Wise, is the brother of deceased Teammate Jeremy Wise who was killed two years ago.
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Ben passed last night due to complications from wounds received while operating in Northern Afghanistan. He was a US Army Medic in support of Special Operations and received multiple rounds in both legs on January 10, 2012.
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The surgeons amputated both legs in an attempt to save his life, but he passed away early this morning.
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Remember the Wise Family in your prayers, Ben has joined his brother and a group of amazing warriors in heaven!

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Reconstructing the bombing of a CIA Base  January 27, 2012

Jeremy Wise Funeral Arrangements

The request for burial at Arlington National was denied due to his civilian status.

Former Va Beach SEAL remembered

After special warfare training in 2002, Jeremy reported to a SEAL team based at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in 2004 and spent five years within the tight brotherhood of special warfare

During his service, the former petty officer was awarded three Navy/Marine Corp achievement medals and a Joint Service Achievement medal. He also was awarded an Iraq Campaign medal, two Sea Service Deployment ribbons, a Rifle Marksmanship medal and a Pistol Marksmanship medal.

Jeremy left the Navy in September 2009 and worked as a security contractor until his death in Afghanistan on December 30. He was one of seven people who died when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a CIA base. Their bodies were flown back to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware Monday morning for a small, private ceremony.

Our condolences go out to the Wise family during this difficult time. Jeremy will be greatly missed by his friends, family, and former teammates in Naval Special Warfare.

Jeremy leaves behind a bride of 2 years and a five year old stepson.

Former Navy SEAL from Va Beach Killed in Suicide Bombing

WTKR-TV3

A former Navy SEAL from Virginia Beach was killed in the suicide bombing in Afghanistan.
Neighbors of Jeremy Wise say he was among the Americans killed Wednesday by a suicide bomber targeting CIA members.
A picture of Wise was posted on a Facebook page set up in his honor.
The Facebook page states that Wise is a former Navy SEAL who was working as a security contractor in Khost, Afghanistan.
The suicide bomber struck the CIA’s operation at Camp Chapman in eastern Khost Province Wednesday.
Today the Pakistani Taliban claim they used a turncoat CIA operative to carry out the suicide bombing. They say it was revenge for a top militant leader’s death in a US missile strike.
The Pakistani Taliban say they wanted to damage the CIA’s ability to launch missile strikes in Pakistan.

Hoo Ah, Jeremy Wise!

Feb 20, 1974 – Dec 30, 2009

Killed by a suicide bomber attack on FOB Chapman, Khost, Afghanistan.
Enlisted 2001, reported to BUD/S Training 2002, graduated with Class 244. Served with SEAL Team Four from 2004 to 2009. Left the Navy in 2009 and was working for the government as a contractor when he deployed back to Afghanistan. He and his wife were also new members of our church, although I hadn’t met him.
“Jeremy was a solid operator and a brother all could count on. His enthusiasm technology, his motivation to learn something new daily, and his constant dedication to team success made him a valuable asset to everyone. His lightheartedness always put a smile on your face, made the good times better, and the bad times more tolerable.” The Navy has advisors who try to ensure that sailors going on deployment have their finances organized; when Jeremy deployed, the advisor called because Jeremy was sending so much to charities that the advisor thought it was a typo.
There were over 600 at the memorial service, including over 100 SEALs. At one point in the service, they all stood, and then called out “Hoo ah, Jeremy Wise!”, after which there was silence. The burial was in Arlington.

11 Responses to “Former Navy SEAL, Contractor, Killed Thurs in CIA bombing”

  1. defensebaseactcomp said

    Fair winds and following seas Shipmate

  2. Thank you for all of your sacrifices over the years defending US freedom-Wise family! Thank you Jeremy! We’ll be praying for you and your family, during this tough time, and remembering you fondly.
    Farewell brother!-Blanco Family

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  8. Joe said

    Nothing can bring back our hero’s. I hear folks, who fail to understand, ask why do they serve. The answer is not so simple and hard to truly understand. The brave men and women, like Jeremy Wise, are what have kept our nation free for so long and I hope men and women of the same cloth continue to be born, made, or what ever the case is. It’s about the soldier next to you in the battle. Can you get your brother home is the simple answer. He should have been buried in Arlington as should have many of those who worked for the private contractors. They were and are just as much soldiers as anyone else. God Bless The Soldiers Both Known and Unknown and may solice rest in the hearts of their families. Good Day, Joe.

  9. mschrief said

    And now his brother Ben is lost to this war. So sad.

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