Memorial Held For SEAL Killed In Afghanistan

Friends and family are remembering a Navy SEAL who was killed in Afghanistan during a helicopter crash.

Chief Petty Officer Kevin Houston of West Hyannisport, Mass., was honored during a private ceremony Thursday at the Virginia Beach church he attended.

He was one of 30 servicemembers killed on Saturday during a mission to help fellow troops who had come under fire. He was 35. He leaves behind a wife and three children.

Hundreds of Navy personnel and Houston's friends poured into Atlantic Shores Baptist Church for the service. His family has declined interview requests.

Houston's family was escorted onto church grounds by dozens of motorcyclists, many of whom carried American flags.

Houston served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. His numerous awards include a Bronze Star medal with Valor.

This program aired on August 11, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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