The Department of Defense announced Sept. 24 the death of two sailors who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
They died Sept. 22, as a result of an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter crash while operating in the central Red Sea. Both Sailors were assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 6 at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Calif.
Killed were: Lt. Cmdr. Landon L. Jones, 35, of Lompoc, Calif., and Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan S. Gibson, 32, of Aurora, Ore.