Michael Anthony Jordan – OS1, United States Navy

NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
No. 039-06 IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DoD Identifies Navy Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Petty Officer First Class Michael Anthony Jordan, 35, of Augusta, Ga., died in an automobile accident Friday, Janurary 13, 2006, in Manama, Bahrain. Jordan was assigned to Destroyer Squadron 50, Bahrain.

For further information related to this release, contact Fifth Fleet Public Affairs at 011-973-17-85-4027.


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

Petty Officer First 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.

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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, Georgia, 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.

A US Navy sailor killed in a car accident last Friday in Bahrain has been identified as a 35-year-old petty officer from Augusta, Georgia.

The Pentagon in the US issued an official statement confirming that Petty Officer First Class Michael Anthony Jordan died in Manama of injuries sustained in the accident.

A US Fifth Fleet spokeswoman yesterday confirmed to the GDN that the sailor was assigned to Destroyer Squadron 50.

She added that a memorial service would be held at the Naval Support Activity in Juffair soon.

Petty Officer Jordan will be buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery on 27 January 2006.

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