An AMERICAN sailor was found dead in Norfolk Naval Station, the largest naval base in the world.
(Norfolk Naval Station Historical Photo)
A 22-year-old sailor was found dead in Norfolk Naval Station on Friday night, the officials said.
Lt. Cmdr. Ben Tisdale, spokesman of the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command, told the Navy Times the sailor’s death is being investigated and that the first indications do not suggest foul play was involved. The sailor’s body was not found in his barracks.
Navy officials on Monday identified the deceased seaman Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Joshua I. Johnson, who was assigned to the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Atlantic, in Norfolk.
“Our hearts go out to the family, friends and shipmates of Petty Officer Johnson during this very difficult time.” said Captain Jody Grady, the commander of the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Atlantic, in a press release.
“Although he is no longer with us, he will not be forgotten – we are deeply saddened by his loss, and so I would like to ask you for your thoughts, prayers, and support for NCTAMS LANT, our families, and the Information warfare community.”
The Navy Times reported Johnson was a resident of Orange Park, Florida and enlisted in the Navy in June 2015.
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