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Sailor Who Died On San Diego-Based USS Essex Identified

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A sailor who died aboard the San Diego-based USS Essex was a 38-year-old senior chief petty officer, the Navy announced Wednesday.

Jason May, of Chesterfield, Michigan, complained of chest pains and collapsed during routine operations Monday, according to the Navy. Medical personnel were unable to revive him.

The amphibious assault ship left San Diego in May and is deployed in the Middle East, along with the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore and the amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage.

The ships are carrying members of the Camp Pendleton-based 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.