DoD Identifies Marine Casualty, October 28, 2014

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—October 28, 2014

The Department of Defense announced today the reclassification of a previously reported death of a Marine in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Cpl. Jordan L. Spears, 21, of Memphis, Indiana, was lost at sea Oct. 1 while conducting flight operations in the North Arabian Gulf. He was initially classified as a non-global war on terrorism casualty.

Spears was assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron-163, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California.

Source: defense.gov