NAPLES, Fla. –Today, Governor Rick Scott issued a statement in response to the US Navy reporting the loss of two Floridians, Lieutenant Steven Combs and Airman Apprentice Bryan Grosso following a C-2A Greyhound crash on Wednesday. Lt. Combs served on the USS Ronald Reagan as part of Carrier Air Wing Five and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Apprentice Gross was assigned to the Ronald Reagan. A third member of the US Navy, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Airman Matthew Chialastri of Louisiana was also reported as lost following the crash. Governor Scott will honor their memory and sacrifice by ordering the lowering of flags in the coming days.

Governor Scott said, “My wife Ann and I are heartbroken to learn of the loss of these brave members of the US Navy, including Lt. Steven Combs and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Apprentice Bryan Grosso of Florida. These men put their lives on the line to defend our families and our freedom. As a Navy veteran myself, I honor their sacrifice and I am praying for their loved ones as they mourn.”

 

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