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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 061-07
January 20, 2007

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 Joseph D. Alomar, 22, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died in a non-combat related incident Jan. 17, 2007, at Camp Bucca, Iraq, where he was assigned to the Navy Provisional Detention Battalion. 

 

            Alomar’s death was not the result of hostile action, but occurred in a hostile fire zone.  Alomar’s death is under investigation.  

 

            For further information related to this release the media can contact Multi National Forces Iraq Combined Press Information Center at (703) 270-0279/0299.