Thursday, July 18, 2024
More
    HomeUnited StatesU.S NavyNavy SEALs Who Died in Mission Interdicting Weapons Headed to Houthis Are...

    Navy SEALs Who Died in Mission Interdicting Weapons Headed to Houthis Are Identified

    Navy SEALs Who Died in Mission Interdicting Weapons Headed to Houthis Are Identified

    The Navy has identified the pair of Navy SEAL operators who fell into the water and went missing Jan. 11 amid efforts to board an unflagged ship carrying Iranian-made weapons to Houthi rebels off the coast of .

    The two sailors were Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Christopher Chambers, 37, and Navy Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class Nathan Gage Ingram, 27.

    The Navy called off the search for the pair of sailors Sunday after a 10-day effort that, according to Pentagon spokeswoman Sabrina Singh, involved an “expansive search operation” using “airborne and naval platforms from the U.S., Japan and [to] continuously search more than 21,000 square miles.”

    Read Next: Pentagon Weighs Extending USS Bataan and Marine Expeditionary Unit Deployment in Middle East Amid Turmoil

    On the evening of Jan. 11, Chambers and Ingram were part of a group of SEALs who were operating from the expeditionary mobile USS Lewis B. Puller “supported by helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles,” according to a statement from U.S. Central Command released Jan. 16.

    The Associated Press, citing defense officials, reported that, as the team was boarding the ship, one of the SEALs went under in the heavy seas, and a teammate went in to try and save him.

    The statement identifying Chambers and Ingram did not specify which sailor went into the water first.

    Ultimately, the seizure of the boat led to the discovery of Iranian-made missile…

    Continue Reading This Article At Military.com

    Stay Connected

    34,572FansLike
    4,123FollowersFollow
    1,789FollowersFollow

    Latest articles

    AlphaDog Hosting Ad

    Related articles

    Leave a reply

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here
    Captcha verification failed!
    CAPTCHA user score failed. Please contact us!