Utah Sailor Killed Supporting U.S. Operations Against ISIS In Middle East

Gunner’s Mate Seaman Connor Alan McQuagge, 19, of Utah died May 26, 2016 of non-combat related injuries while underway in the Red Sea. Photo: Facebook

PERSIAN GULF, May 29, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — The Department of Defense is reporting a U.S. sailor from the state of Utah died last Thursday while supporting the fight against ISIS in the Middle East.

According to a Defense Department statement, Gunner’s Mate Seaman Connor Alan McQuagge, age 19, died May 26, 2016 of what was described as non-combat related injuries.

McQuagge was serving aboard the USS Harpers Ferry in the Red Sea as part of Operation Inherent Resolve at the time of his death.

The Navy is still investigating the incident.


  1. So sad, I was watching NASCAR and his name came across the screen as a Fallen Soldier. He has the same last name of a good friend of mine.


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