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Visitation set for Navy SEAL from Eastern Kentucky

The visitation and funeral for a Navy SEAL from Eastern Kentucky is scheduled for Saturday, according to the Naval Special Warfare Group 2.

A Defense Department statement on Friday said 33-year-old Chief Petty Officer Collin Thomas of Morehead died Aug. 18 during a combat operation. The statement says he was assigned to a SEAL team on the East coast.

Visitation for Thomas will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Morehead State University's Academic-Athletic Center. The funeral will immediately follow visitation. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Morehead.

Northcutt and Son Home for Funerals is handling arrangements.

According to the funeral home, the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to The Naval Special Warfare Foundation at P.O. Box 5965 Virginia Beach, Va., 23471 or to the Wounded Warrior Foundation, Navy League Warrior Foundation at 2115 Park Blvd., San Diego, Calif., 92101.