Deepest Condolences
"On behalf of U.S. Central Command, we extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of one of our Soldiers, Staff Sgt. Emil Rivera-Lopez, who died while in service to our country. Staff Sgt. Emil Rivera-Lopez was declared deceased on Aug. 31 as a result of a training incident off the coast of Yemen on Aug. 25. Staff Sgt. Rivera-Lopez's dedication to selfless service on behalf of our nation will not be forgotten." - GEN Joseph L. Votel, Commander, U.S. Central Command