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A U.S. sailor killed in an automobile accident Friday in Bahrain has been identified as a 35-year-old petty officer from Augusta, Ga., the Pentagon said late Sunday night.

Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Anthony Jordan died in Manama of injuries sustained in the accident, officials said. Jordan was assigned to Destroyer Squadron 50.

Bahrain is home to several hundred U.S. sailors assigned to commands including U.S. Naval Forces Central Command; the Navy’s 5th Fleet; Destroyer Group 50; and Naval Special Warfare Unit Three, among others. The 5th Fleet area of responsibility stretches from the Indian Ocean to the Persian Gulf, with missions supporting U.S. forces in Iraq as part of its purview.

Navy Lt. Kathleen Sandoz, of the Navy Office of Public Affairs in Washington, said there would be an investigation into the accident. She was unable to provide any details or family information, The Associated Press reported.

No other information about Jordan or his family was available Monday.


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