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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 066-07
January 22, 2007

DoD Identifies Navy Casualty

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

 

            Petty Officer 1st Class Jennifer A. Valdivia, 27, of Cambridge, Ill., was discovered deceased on Jan. 16, 2007, in Bahrain.  Valdivia was assigned to the naval security force for Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. 

 

            Valdivia’s death was a non-combat related incident in Bahrain, which is located within the designated hostile fire zone.  Valdivia’s death is under investigation.

 

            For further information related to this release the media can contact commander, U.S. 5th Fleet Public Affairs Office at 011-973-1785-4027 or pao@me.navy.mil .