First U.S. Soldier Dies in Fight Against Islamic State

Corporal Jordan Spears, 21, was a crewman aboard a V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft flying off the USS Makin Island and went into the sea when the aircraft lost power shortly after takeoff, the Navy said on Friday.

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Cpl. Jordan L. Spears, 21, is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, of the U.S. Marines. Credit: REUTERS/11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, of the U.S. Marines/Handout

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