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Release No: 696-09
September 10, 2009

DoD Identifies Navy Casualty

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


Petty Officer 3rd Class James R. Layton, 22, of Riverbank, Calif., died Sept. 8 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations.  He was assigned to an embedded training team with Combined Security Tranisiton Command in Afghanistan.


For more information the may contact the III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Bases Japan public affairs office at 011-81-611-745-0790 or e-mail them at kinawapao@usmc.mil .

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