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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 777-12
September 26, 2012

DOD Identifies Navy Casualty

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

            Gunners Mate 2nd Class Dion R. Roberts, 25, of North Chicago, Ill., died Sept. 22, as a result of a single vehicle accident in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to an East Coast Naval Special Warfare Unit. 

            For more information, media may contact Naval Special Warfare Command public affairs office at 619-522-2816. 

            Correction:  September 27, 2012 -- Gunners Mate 2nd Class Roberts’ age was changed from 23 to 25.

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