Name: Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffrey L. Chaney
From: Omaha, Neb.
Assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash.
Incident: Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffrey L. Chaney died July 17 as a result of enemy action while conducting combat operations in Salah Ad Din Province, Iraq. Also killed was Chief Petty Officer Patrick L. Wade.
Bomb blast kills Omaha-area sailor in Iraq
The Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. — A 35-year-old sailor who graduated from a Bellevue high school has been killed by a roadway bomb in Iraq.
The Department of Defense said July 18 that Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffrey L. Chaney was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11, out of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., which is north of Seattle. He and another sailor, Chief Petty Officer Patrick Wade of Key West, Fla., died during combat operations July 17 in Iraq’s Salah Ad Din province, the Pentagon said.
Wade’s mother, Shirley, said she was told the men were on a convoy.
“They were going to take care of some explosives, and their vehicle was hit by a very deep…