U.S. Navy Declares Missing USS Abraham Lincoln Sailor Dead

The U.S. Navy has listed the sailor who was reported overboard from aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) in the Arabian Sea, as deceased.

Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Slayton Saldana, 24, was earlier listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) following a July 17 non-combat, man overboard incident. The incident is under investigation.

Saldana was assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5, part of Carrier Air Wing 7, assigned to the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group.

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