Navy Ensign Sarah Mitchell dies in Red Sea operations

| July 10, 2018

VT Woody sends us the sad news that US Navy Ensign Sarah Mitchell was killed while involved in small boat operations in the Red Sea;

A Sailor assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) died from injuries sustained while conducting small boat training July 8.

Ensign Sarah Mitchell, 23, of Feasterville, Pennsylvania, was medically
evacuated to a hospital in Aqaba, Jordan, and was pronounced dead at 12:45
p.m., local time.

From USNI;

Mitchell graduated from Virginia Tech in May of 2017 and reported to the destroyer on June 5, 2017, according to her biography.

Dunham is currently assigned to the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group and departed its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. on June 2. The ship transited the Suez Canal on June 28 and entered the Red Sea. Earlier this month, the ship conducted operations with the Egyptian Navy.

Training for war can be as deadly as war. Be safe out there.

Category: Navy

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  1. 6654 says:

    May God bless her soul and comfort her loved ones.
    She’s another representation of what is good in America.

  2. 26Limabeans says:

    Promising career cut short.
    Rest in peace Ensign.

  3. Jay says:

    That’s a damn shame. Perfect proof that freedom is NOT free. Rest in peace Ma’am…we have the watch.

  4. NHSparky says:

    Prayers up, ma’am.

  5. Reddawg_03 says:

    Looks like she was married. Prayers out to her family. RIP maa’am

  6. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    I was just thinking about these non-combat losses the other day and, to me, there is no difference between a service member who dies in training and one who dies in combat. That one’s family receives the service member’s Purple Heart and there is none for the family of the other is neither here nor there, at least to me. Both were serving our country when their lives were lost and the families grieve no more for one than the other.

  7. Green Thumb says:

    Rest well, Ensign.

  8. Commissioner Wretched says:

    Rest in peace, Ensign Mitchell.

  9. Wilted Willy says:

    May God be with you and your family during this tragic time. Our prayers are with you Ensign. May God bless your soul.

  10. OldSoldier54 says:

    Lord have mercy.

  11. Sparks says:

    Rest in peace Ensign.

  12. Fyrfighter says:

    Fair winds and following seas Ensign, gone too soon. May God watch over your family!

  13. Martinjmpr says:

    RIP, Ensign Mitchell.

    Just shows how dangerous the military service can be even when nobody is shooting at you.

  14. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    I offer my Condolances Ensign Mitchell

  15. RGR 4-78 says:

    Rest in Peace.

  16. HMC Ret says:

    Rest in Peace, Lady Warrior. I am humbled by your sacrifice.

  17. stewburner says:

    Ensign Sarah Mitchell, Thank You for my freedom, but I’m very sorry it cost You Your Life.

  18. AW1Ed says:

    Fair winds and following seas, Ensign Mitchell.

  19. Ex-PH2 says:

    Much too soon and too young. Rest in peace, ENS Mitchell.

  20. Guy Calce says:

    Very sorry and sad To hear about this trajic accident.
    May God be with Her.

    Guy Calce Cdr.Nlcc.

  21. UpNorth says:

    Rest in Peace, Ensign.

  22. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    Rest In Peace Ensign Mitchell, you were taken from us far too soon.