NEWS | April 20, 2021

U.S. Navy identifies Sailor who died in Tinian

By U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs

Gen Sun, 35, a Construction Mechanic Constructionman assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 was pronounced dead at 5:18 p.m., April 18, 2021 at Tinian Health Center.

Sun was found unresponsive by Tinian Search and Rescue after being swept out to sea while snorkeling while on liberty in the vicinity of a local beach. Sun was part of an NMCB 4 Seabee construction detail deployed to Tinian for numerous infrastructure improvement projects.

“Gen quickly gained the friendship of those around him, and had a reputation as an extraordinary Sailor,” said Cmdr. Troy Brown, commanding officer, NMCB 4. “He made us a better team and we are very fortunate to have had him as part of our family. He will be sorely missed.”

Sun, originally from Maryland, graduated from U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command in the fall of 2019 prior to reporting to NMCB 4.

The cause of death is currently being investigated by the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Department of Public Safety police division and Naval Criminal Investigative Services.