The sailor found dead in his barracks room Monday morning at Naval Medical Center San Diego has been identified as Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Emmett Blake Rowan, authorities said.
The cause of death remains under investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
“The staff at Naval Medical Center San Diego extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Rowan,” the center said in a statement Friday.A native of Brookville, Pennsylvania, Rowan enlisted in the U.S. Navy June 25, 2013, reporting to Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, for basic training from June 25, 2013, to Aug. 24, 2013.
He later reported to Navy Medicine Training Support Center, San Antonio, Texas, where he trained to become a hospital corpsman from Jan. 6, 2013, to Aug. 22, 2014, said Navy officials.
Rowan reported to Naval Medical Center San Diego on Aug. 26, 2014.
A LinkedIn profile said Rowan was a registered respiratory therapist who moonlighted at the long term acute care facility Kindred Hospital, San Diego.
He listed attending Penn State University in 2008-2009 and receiving a bachelor of art degree in English language and literature from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2011 before earning a respiratory therapist credential from Thomas Edison State University in Jersey in 2014.
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