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Release No: 486-09
July 07, 2009

DoD Identifies Navy Casualty

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


                Petty Officer Second Class Tony Michael Randolph, 22, of Henryetta, Okla. died July 6 in an improvised explosive device attack on his convoy in northern Afghanistan.  Randolph was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eight, Sigonella, Italy, and was deployed with his platoon to Joint Task Force South conducting counter-improvised explosive device operations in support of Task Force Zabul in Afghanistan.


                For further information related to this sailor, media may contact Sixth Fleet Public Affairs at (39) 081-568-4696 or e-mail Brian.Badura@eu.navy.mil .  For information regarding the incident please contact U.S. Forces Afghanistan Press Operations chief Lt. Cmdr. Christine Sidenstricker at (93) 0799-51-2919.


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