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Rudy Boesch, the retired Navy SEAL who was one of the first contestants to appear on the reality television show Survivor, has died at 91.
Born Jan. 20, 1928 in Rochester, New York, Boesch passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, according to People Magazine. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.
Editor's note: A version of this article previously ran on Oct. 28, 2016
It's late October, and that means it's time to figure out what you're going to "be" for Halloween this year.
Of course, you could always just go with the obvious — you could dress up as a vampire, or a zombie, or that chubby bald fella who wore a red sweater to the second presidential debate (can't think of his name). But that's boring. If you really want to be the life of the party, you should probably opt for something more original — something with a little bit more pizazz.
The top officer in charge of Naval Special Warfare Command has been trying to get his personnel off the skyline, but four of his sailors have heard that message loud and clear and responded with, sir, hold my beer.
"Four Naval Special Warfare Command service members were arrested in Okinawa and are being detained for various charges. The incident is still under investigation," NSW spokesman Lt. Matthew Stroup told Task & Purpose on Tuesday.
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday on Tuesday upheld the sentence for Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, who earlier this year was found guilty of unlawfully posing with a corpse Iraq but not guilty of allegedly killing an ISIS detainee, allowing him to retire at a reduced rank of First Class Petty Officer (E-6) rather than being automatically reduced to an E-1 in accordance with Navy regulations.
Gilday "thoroughly reviewed the record of trial, along with the clemency request submitted by the defense in the General Court-Martial of Special Operations Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher," Cmdr. Nate Christensen, spokesman for the Chief of Naval Operations, told Task & Purpose in a statement.
Navy SEAL-turned-congressman Dan Crenshaw: We need to stay in Afghanistan just like Germany and Japan to prevent the next 9/11
Navy SEAL-turned-congressman Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Tex.) believes the United States should maintain a permanent military presence in Afghanistan similar to bases in former war zones such as Germany, Japan, and South Korea in order to prevent terrorist groups from plotting the next 9/11-style attack on U.S. soil.
A Miami Shores cop and military veteran whose Navy SEAL team captured some of the most notorious war criminals in Iraq is fighting the city over a federal law that allows returning veterans the upper hand when it comes to promotions.
Joshua Koop, who served a nine-month tour in Baghdad in 2009, was bypassed for a promotion last year when the Florida city offered advancements to officers for the first time in more than a decade. Koop said he believes his bid was denied in retaliation for his role as president of the local police union.