KINGS POINT - ? Officials say that one of the Navy SEALs killed by insurgents trained on Long Island.
Chief Petty Officer Brian Bill of Stamford, Conn. was among 30 Special Forces soldiers killed when Taliban insurgents shot down their helicopter in Afghanistan last Saturday. A retired captain tells Newsday that he helped train Bill more than a decade ago at the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. The training helped Bill qualify for the elite military unit.