PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Keating was part of a quick reaction force that moved in to help military advisers when he was shot during a gun battle in Iraq involving more than 100 Islamic State fighters.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said that despite recent gains against ISIS, Keating’s death shows the fight is far from over.
In the above video, Eyewitness News Analyst Lt. Gen. Reginald Centracchio joins us in studio to discuss what Keating’s death means for U.S. soldiers.
Eyewitness News Analyst, Lt. Gen. Reginald Centracchio (ret.) served as Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Commanding General of the Rhode Island National Guard from 1995 until his retirement in 2005. During his tenure, he served as Director of the Rhode Island Emergency Managment Agency and as Rhode Island Homeland Security Advisor – becoming the first Adjutant General to hold all three positions simultaneously.