The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Petty Officer Dominique Cruz, 26, of
, was found during search and rescue operations Jan. 19 in the Panama City, Fla. after being reported missing Jan. 18. Cruz was assigned as an Operations Specialist to the USS Halsey homeported in Gulf of Oman Halsey is currently deployed to the Fifth Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations. San Diego, Calif.
For further information related to this release, contact commander, Naval Surface Force U.S. Pacific Fleet public affairs at 619-437-2146.