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PRESS RELEASE–Arizona Mourns the Loss of Native Navy SEAL

PRESS RELEASE–Arizona Mourns the Loss of Native Navy SEAL

Scottsdale, AZ – Charles Keating IV, an Arizona native and Navy SEAL, died during an attack by the Islamic State while advising the Kurdish Peshmerga troops overseas. Alex Meluskey, candidate for United States Senate, mourned the loss:

“We are not measured in life by words, but by our actions,” said Alex Meluskey, small businessman and candidate for Arizona’s US Senate seat. “Each and every man or woman that has taken the oath to defend our nation knows exactly the weight of that oath. One of Arizona’s sons gave his all this week in the ultimate sacrifice one can give to their country.”

“Charles Keating IV is our Spouse, our child, our sibling, our friend,” Meluskey added. “He is the toddler we saw eating his first ice cream cone at the fairgrounds or the child hitting his first baseball and running the bases in little league. He’s the teenager that is taking your ticket stubs at the movie theater, and then he’s the young man asking what he can do for his country and in the end paying the ultimate price for his willingness to sacrifice for the rest of us.”

“We must not forget Charles,” he continued. “We fail him if we do, and we also fail his brothers and sisters if we fail to remember that they are still here. That they too have eaten that first ice cream cone, hit that first baseball, worked that first job, and have also taken that most noble oath to defend their country. Our Spouse, our child, our sibling, our friend has now paid the ultimate sacrifice for us all. Let us never forget and let us always be faithful in our diligence to support those that would defend us so selflessly.”

“Live long your memory, Charles. Thank you, and God Bless.”
Small businessman, radio host and FAIRtax champion Alex Meluskey is running a grassroots campaign to take on sitting U.S. Senator John McCain in the Arizona Republican Primary in the same vein as now-Congressman Dave Brat’s historic 2014 takedown of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Mr. Meluskey is taking on the establishment in Washington, D.C. and an entrenched 5-term Senator at a time when America needs new ideas to solve our nation’s challenges.

For more information, please contact Ryan Hughes at or (703) 739-5920.