Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–September 6, 2017. The Department of Defense announced the death of a soldier who was previously listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) on Aug. 25. The soldier was involved in a training incident off the coast of Yemen, where the soldier was supporting U.S. Central Command operations.
Staff Sgt. Emil Rivera-Lopez was declared deceased on Aug. 31 as a result of the training incident on Aug. 25. The incident remains under investigation.