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Lt. Kaylie Ludwig was found unresponsive on Monday, May 20, 2019, and pronounced dead aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington.
Lt. Kaylie Ludwig was found unresponsive on Monday, May 20, 2019, and pronounced dead aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington. ()

The Navy identified on Thursday the sailor found dead on the USS Arlington as Lt. Kaylie Ludwig.

Lt. Ludwig, a medical corps officer, was found unresponsive on Monday and pronounced dead aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington, U.S. Sixth Fleet spokesman Kyle Raines said in a statement.

At the time, the ship was in Rota, Spain, for a regularly scheduled port visit.

Ludwig began her naval service in 2013 and was assigned to Arlington in July, 2018, Raines said. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is conducting an investigation.

Arlington is homeported in Norfolk, Va., and is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa, Raines said.

The Defense Department announced the deployment May 10, along with the White House’s announcement of similar deployments for the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force, in a warning to the Iranians that any attack on Americans would be met with a military response.

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