USS Jason Dunham Officer Dies in Accident

Ensign Sarah Mitchell, 23, of Feasterville PA, died from injuries sustained aboard USS Jason Dunham (DD 109), July 8, 2018.

Mitchell was medically evacuated to a hospital in Aqaba, Jordan, and was pronounced dead at 12:45 p.m., local time. The Navy is investigating the circumstances of the death.

Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.