DEATH / OBITUARIES : Gunnery Sgt. Diego D. Pongo and Capt. Moises A. Navas has died, according to a statement posted online on March. 10, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.
Deepest condolences to their families & loved ones. Thank you to these extraordinary men for their service & making the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation & our allies. May their memory be a blessing. https://twitter.com/DanLamothe/status/1237371812549398529 …
This is Gunnery Sgt. Diego D. Pongo and Capt. Moises A. Navas. They are the Marine Raiders who were killed Sunday during an operation on an Islamic State mountain hideout in Iraq.
Pongo leaves behind a daughter.
Navas leaves a wife, daughter and three sons.
— Dan Lamothe (@DanLamothe) March 10, 2020