IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Department of Defense Identifies Navy Casualty


The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott C. Dayton, 42, of Woodbridge, Virginia, died Nov. 24 in northern Syria, of wounds sustained in an improvised explosive device blast.

He was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Two, which is based in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

For more information, media may contact the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command public affairs office at 757-374-0995 or jennifer.cragg@navy.mil.