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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 333-08
April 22, 2008

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 Cherie L. Morton, 40, of Bakersfield, Calif., died April 20 in Galali, Muharraq, Bahrain.  She was assigned to Naval Security Force, Naval Support Activity Bahrain.

 

The cause of death is under investigation.

 

For further information related to this release, contact Naval Support Activity Bahrain Public Affairs Office at 011-973-1785-4520 or 011-973-3914-6793.

 

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