On Feb. 22 Chief Hull Technician Justin Huf, age 39 of California, a U.S. Navy Sailor assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4 based at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Va, died of COVID-related complications.
Huf began a restriction of movement on Feb. 16 after developing symptoms, tested positive for COVD-19 on Feb. 19, and was admitted to Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk on Feb. 20. Huf was in the ICU at the time of his death. Sailors who were in contact with Huf have been notified and are taking the appropriate precautions.
Our deepest condolences are with the family, friends and shipmates of Chief Petty Officer Huf during this extremely difficult time, and we ask that their privacy be respected.
ACU 4 crewmembers are supported by chaplains, embedded mental health specialists, and counselors.
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