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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 933-09
November 30, 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 David M. Mudge, 22, of Sutherlin, Ore., died Nov. 28, in a non-hostile accident aboard USS Rentz while in Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates. 
 
            For further information regarding this sailor, please contact commander, Naval Surface Forces Public Affairs at (619) 437-2146 email or christopher.servello@navy.mil.