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Navy Identifies Sailor Who Died of COVID-Related Complications

20 September 2021
NORFOLK, Va. -- Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 1st Class Ryan L. Crosby, assigned to Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Atlantic (EWTGLANT) in Virginia Beach passed away Sept. 19, due to COVID-19 related complications at a local hospital.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and coworkers of Petty Officer Crosby during this extremely difficult time, and we ask that their privacy be respected," said EWTGLANT Commander, Col. Christopher Browning.

EWTGLANT Sailors, Marines and civilians are supported by chaplains, mental health specialists, and counselors.

Anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms is encouraged to seek medical treatment immediately.

For questions related to this release, please contact Lt. Cmdr. Laura Stegherr, Carrier Strike Group Four public affairs officer at 757-341-3467 or


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