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Release No: 494-09
July 09, 2009

DoD Identifies Navy Casualty

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


                Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Darren Ethan Tate, 21, of Canyon, Texas died of non-hostile causes July 8 at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the USS Iwo Jima, and deployed as an Individual Augmentee to Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan.


                For further information related to this release, contact Naval Surface Forces Atlantic at (757) 836-3140 or email William.P.Taylor@navy.mil .


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