The Department of Defense released the name of the Navy casualty killed in Syria on Thursday. According to the press release, Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott C. Dayton died from an IED blast near Ayn Issa. Dayton was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Two, in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Dayton entered the U.S. Navy on Feb. 17, 1993 and during his service received 19 awards, which included: Bronze Star, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, seven Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, Navy “E” Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, two Iraq Campaign Medals, and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.”- US Navy

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