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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 113-12
February 16, 2012

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 Kyler L. Estrada, 21, of Queen Creek, Ariz., died Feb. 14 as a result of a non-combat related training incident in Djibouti.  Estrada, a Navy hospital corpsman, was assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit based at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

            For further information related to this release, contact Lt. Cmdr. Tommy Crosby at 011-973-1785-6955.

            CORRECTION:  Feb. 24, 2012 -- Petty Officer 3rd Class Estrada’s home of record is corrected from Maricopa.