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Navy Sailor identified as service member killed in northern Iraq

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The Department of Defense has identified a service member killed in Iraq on October 20 as Chief Petty Officer Jason C. Finan.

Finan, 34, was from Anaheim, California and was currently assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Three based in Coronado. He was serving in an advisory capacity to the Iraqi coalition force supporting Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq.

Finan was wounded in an attack from an improvised explosive device and medevaced off the battlefield but later died of wounds, a US official told CNN on Thursday.

“The entire Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) family offers our deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and loved ones of the Sailor we lost,” said Rear Adm. Brian Brakke, commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command/NECC Pacific.

There were no additional US military personnel wounded in the attack, the official added.