Houston, TX: The search and rescue operations to locate two Navy Special Operations personnel end in disaster. The death toll in Texas is high, with Navy Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class Nathan Gage Ingram among the victims.
According to Naval Special Warfare Command Public Affairs, Ingram and Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Christopher J. Chambers went missing while on deployment to a Naval Special Warfare Unit headquartered on the West Coast.
A news statement indicates that the two went missing at sea following a nighttime seizure. According to Navy officials, the vessel was transferring advanced deadly equipment from Iran to replenish supplies for Houthi militants in Yemen.
According to Executive Director of Communications Anthony Tosie, Ingram is a former student of the Northwest Independent School District in the Fort Worth region. Both new releases refer to Ingram as “Gage”.
A news release from the Navy says that Ingram joined on September 25, 2019, and that he passed from boot camp at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois, in November 2019.
After finishing SEAL qualifying training in Coronado, California, in 2021, he worked with units on the West Coast. Among his honors and awards are many personal and unit awards.