Rare public funeral procession honors fallen Navy SEAL

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SAN DIEGO -- A San Diego-based Navy SEAL killed in action last week in Iraq will be honored today with a funeral procession from Coronado to Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, where he will be buried in a private ceremony.

U.S. Navy file photo of Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charles Keating IV, 31, of San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

U.S. Navy file photo of Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charles Keating IV, 31, of San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

Petty Officer First Class Charles H. Keating IV, 31, was fatally shot in a May 3 battle with Islamic State forces in Tall Usquf, Iraq. According to the Navy, ISIS broke through the front lines north of the city of Mosul, and Keating's SEAL team and air support were called in to repulse the attack.

Watch FOX 5 for live coverage of Keating's funeral procession beginning at 11:56 a.m

The body of Keating -- who grew up in Phoenix as a star long-distance runner and grandson of financier Charles Keating from the 1980s savings and loan scandal -- was returned to Naval Base Coronado Wednesday, and the Navy held a memorial service Thursday.

A procession from Coronado to the cemetery is expected to begin around noon, and the Navy is encouraging the public to line the route along Sixth Street, beginning at Spreckels Park, to pay their respects. FOX 5 will cover the funeral procession live in a special live broadcast beginning at 11:56 a.m.

The Navy announced Keating will be posthumously promoted to Chief Petty Officer. He was eligible for promotion and had passed his chief advancement exam, according to the Navy Times.