SEAL dies at Fort Knox, survived by family on Long Island

Posted at 6:55 PM, May 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-17 20:03:05-04

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Fort Knox, KENTUCKY (PIX11) — The Navy has revealed the elite SEAL team member killed during a training exercise at Fort Knox was 23-year-old Long Island native Jonathan Kaloust.

Kaloust, who grew in Massapequa, was killed when the Humvee he was riding in flipped over around 9:30 Wednesday night. Five other SEALs, one explosive ordinance disposal member, and one navy support sailor were all treated on the scene or at the hospital for minor injuries.

Kaloust attended Binghamton University where he was a successful member of the wrestling team, graduating with a political science degree. He went on to join the Navy in March 2011,  and was accepted into the elite group based out of Virginia Beach.

He’s  survived by his parents, Gary and Irene Kaloust, and a sister, Melanie, all of Massapequa.

The SEALs have used the Kentucky army post since world war two for tactical training that involves any type of live fire exercises by boat, helicopter, or vehicle.

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