Friday, May 23, 2008

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IA sub officer killed in Afghanistan

Staff report
Posted : Friday May 23, 2008 13:55:53 EDT

A 37-year-old Navy individual augmentee from Utah was killed Tuesday by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced Friday.

Lt. Jeffrey Ammon, of Orem, Utah, was attached to Provincial Reconstruction Team Ghazni. He was assigned to Navy Region Northwest in Bangor, Wash. There were no further details about his death.

Ammon enlisted in the Navy in 1988, according to his official record, and spent his career in the submarine force. His assignments included the fast-attack submarine Permit and the ballistic-missile submarine Ohio. He graduated from Oregon State University, was commissioned in 2001, and then served aboard the ballistic-missile submarine Alabama.