City Flags at Half Staff Over City of Coronado Buildings to Honor Fallen Coronado-Based Sailor

Chief Petty Officer Jason Finan is the first U.S. combat death in the offensive to re-take the Iraqi city of Mosul

City flags at the City of Coronado municipal buildings are being flown at half staff in honor of Jason Finan, the fallen Coronado-based sailor killed in Iraq.

Chief Petty Officer Jason C. Finan, 34, died last week from injuries suffered by an "improvised explosive device," or roadside bomb, officials said.

Finan was from Anaheim, California, and was serving in Iraq with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3 in an advisory capacity, according to the Pentagon. 

The City of Coronado said they will leave the city flags at half staff until Tuesday, Nov. 1 in honor of Finan. 

On Tuesday, the day of interment. the U.S. and state flags will also be lowered, the city said. 

Finan was the first U.S. service member to die in combat since the launch of a massive operation to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul last week. 

More than 100 U.S. special operations forces are embedded with Iraqi units, and hundreds more are playing a supporting role in staging bases.

Three other service members have died in Iraq since the U.S.-led coalition began launching airstrikes against IS in August 2014.

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