09 Jul '18, 7pm

US Sailor Dies After Small-Boat Operation Mishap in the Red Sea

A U.S. sailor died Sunday after suffering injuries while conducting small-boat operations in the Middle East , the Pentagon announced Monday. The sailor was deployed with the Norfolk, Virginia-based destroyer Jason Dunham when the incident took place in the Red Sea, according to the Pentagon release. The sailor was evacuated to a hospital in Jordan and was pronounced dead at 12:45 p.m. local time. There was no indication of foul play, and the sailor died “in a nonhostile (sic) environment,” the Pentagon release stated. The Navy is investigating. His name is being withheld pending next of kin notification, according to the Pentagon. The sailor’s death marks the second U.S. servicemember loss of the weekend. Pentagon identifies soldier killed in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan Two other soldiers were wounded in the attack, which is under investigation. By: Michelle Ta...

Full article: https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2018/07/09/us-sa...

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