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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: NR-078-13
December 17, 2013

DoD Identifies Navy Casualty

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

Petty Officer 1st Class James L. Smith, 38, of Huffman, Texas, died Dec. 11, in Landstuhl, Germany, from a non-combat related incident.

Smith was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 28, Shreveport, La.

For more information, media may contact the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command public affairs office at 757-462-4316 Ext.110 during duty hours and after duty hours at 757-374-0995.

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