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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 981-06
October 02, 2006

DoD Identifies Navy Casualty

     The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

     Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor, 25, of Garden Grove, Calif., died Sept. 29 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Ramadi, Iraq.

     Monsoor was a SEAL assigned to a West-Coast based command.

     For further information related to this release media can contact Navy Special Warfare Command at (619) 522-2822.

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