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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 767-11
September 07, 2011

DOD Identifies Navy Casualty

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

            James W. Coker, 59, of Mount Pleasant, S.C., was pronounced dead Sept. 5 in Kabul, Afghanistan, while on temporary assignment with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Coker worked for Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic, Norfolk, Va.

            The circumstances surrounding his death are under investigation.

            For additional information about Coker, contact Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic public affairs office at 757-322-8005.

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