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Immediate Release

DoD Identifies Navy Casualty

May 28, 2016

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

Gunner’s Mate Seaman Connor Alan McQuagge, 19, of Utah, died May 26 of a non-combat related injury while underway in the Red Sea. The incident is under investigation.

He was assigned to USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), forward deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.

For more information the media may contact Lt. Dawn Stankus at 619-556-5478 or