Former Navy SEAL, Contractor, Killed Thurs in CIA bombing
Posted by defensebaseactcomp on January 1, 2010
Army Times January 16, 2012
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
Reconstructing the bombing of a CIA Base January 27, 2012
The request for burial at Arlington National was denied due to his civilian status.
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.
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.
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