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Manama - US Naval Commander In Middle East Found Dead In Bahrain Home

Published on: December 1, 2018 10:30 PM
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U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Scott A. Stearney, the commander of U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, was found dead in his Bahrain home Saturday, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said on Twitter. Foul play is not suspected, Richardson said. Stearney is shown here in July. (U.S. Marine Corps photo)U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Scott A. Stearney, the commander of U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, was found dead in his Bahrain home Saturday, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said on Twitter. Foul play is not suspected, Richardson said. Stearney is shown here in July. (U.S. Marine Corps photo)

Manama - The commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and the U.S. Fifth Fleet has been found dead in his residence in Bahrain.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson says Vice Adm. Scott Stearney (STUHR’-nee) was found dead Saturday.

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Richardson says the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the Bahraini Ministry of Interior are investigating the death, but foul play is not suspected.

Rear Adm. Paul Schlise (schlees), the deputy commander of the Fifth Fleet, has taken over Stearney’s duties.

Richardson described Stearney as a decorated naval warrior, a devoted husband and father, and a good friend.

The Fifth Fleet includes the Arabian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman, the Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea and the Arabian Sea.



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 Dec 02, 2018 at 08:11 AM Anonymous Says:

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