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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 404-07
April 09, 2007

DoD Identifies Navy Casualties

          The Department of Defense announced today the death of three sailors who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died April 6 from enemy action while conducting combat operations near Kirkuk, Iraq.
     
         Killed were:
 
         Chief Petty Officer Gregory J. Billiter, 36, of Villa Hills, Ky. 
 
         Petty Officer 2nd Class Curtis R. Hall, 24, of Burley, Idaho. 
 
         Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph A. McSween, 26, of Valdosta, Ga.
 
         All three sailors were assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit Eleven, Whidbey Island, Wash. For more information related to this release the media can contact Navy public affairs at (703) 697-5342.
 

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