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Jacksonville SEAL killed in Afghan crash recalled as daring

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JACKSONVILLE, NC (AP) -- Family and friends are remembering a Navy SEAL killed in a weekend helicopter attack in
Afghanistan as physically slight but ever ready to take on a challenge.

The family of 36-year-old Chris Campbell was at Dover Air Force Base on Tuesday to receive his body.

Diane Campbell of Jacksonville says if her son thought he could do something, he'd give it a try. His father, Larry, tells The Daily News of Jacksonville that after graduating from White Oak High School, Chris said he had a plan to join the Navy and become one of the elite SEALs.

Chris Campbell's former high school football coach, Jack Baile, tells The Associated Press that Campbell always wanted to try to prove he was up to a test.
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Information from: The Daily News, http://www.jdnews.com

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF CHRIS CAMPBELL. OUR SYMPATHY AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME OF YOUR DEEP SORROW.

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So tragic. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest, Chris. Prayers sent for your family .....

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Thank you to all our military, and their families, who serve our country. Our sincere condolences to all who have lost a loved one serving in Afghanistan this week. May God comfort you in this time of loss.