DoD Identifies Navy Casualties


Story Number: NNS130924-27Release Date: 9/24/2013 9:51:00 PM
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From Department of Defense Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Sailors who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

They died Sept. 22, as a result of an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter crash while operating in the central Red Sea. Both Sailors were assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 6 at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Calif.

Killed were:

Lt. Cmdr. Landon L. Jones, 35, of Lompoc, Calif., and

Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan S. Gibson, 32, of Aurora, Ore.

For more information, media may contact the Commander, Naval Air Forces Public Affairs Office at 619-767-1623. After business hours, call 619-572-9414.

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