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US naval commander found dead in Bahrain

ANI  |  Washington [USA] 

The on Saturday informed that its Navy's in the Middle East, was found dead at his residence in

Al Jazeera quoted of Naval Operations as saying in a video, "This is devastating news for the Stearney family, for the team at 5th Fleet, and for the entire "

"was a decorated naval warrior. He was a devoted husband and father, and he was a good friend of all of us," Richardson added.

and the are investigating the matter.

The Chicago-born naval commanded the and the US Navy's Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet, which is responsible for patrolling the Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz, Red Sea, and parts of the

In recent years, the fleet has witnessed potential threats from pirates and weapons smugglers as well as Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats and Houthi rebels firing missiles at commercial ships from Yemen, Al Jazeera reported.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 20:34 IST