U.S. Sailor Scott Dayton killed in bomb blast in Syria


PUBLISHED Fri, November 25, 2016 - 6:15pm EST
Credit: U.S. Navy


A U.S. sailor who was killed in a bomb blast in northern Syria on Thanksgiving Day has been identified as Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott C. Dayton of Woodbridge, Virginia, the Pentagon says. He was 42 years old.





Dayton died in an improvised explosive device blast near Ayn Issa in northern Syria on Thursday, according to U.S. Central Command, but specific details about the exact circumstances of the explosion have not been made public.

"We offer our deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott Dayton, who made the ultimate sacrifice on a day we set aside time to give thanks for our freedom and to recognize the men and women who defend that right," said Rear Adm. Brian Brakke, the commander of Navy Expeditionary Combat Command.

Dayton was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) Two, which is based in Virginia Beach in Virginia. The Pentagon has not disclosed whether Dayton was working to render the bomb safe when it was detonated.

Dayton entered the U.S. Navy in February 1993 and, during his more than two decades of service, he received 19 awards, including the Bronze Star, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and 7 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals.

Additionally, Dayton received a number of qualifications during his military career, including Enlisted Explosive Ordnance Disposal Warfare Specialist and Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist.

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