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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1331-04
December 29, 2004

DoD Identifies Navy Casualty

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

 

Navy Seaman Pablito Pena Briones, Jr., 22, of Anaheim, Calf., died Dec. 28 of a non-hostile gun shot wound in Fallujah, Iraq. Briones was assigned to 1st Marine Division Detachment, Naval Medical Center San Diego.

 

The incident is under investigation.

 

For further information related to this release, contact Navy Public Affairs at (703) 697-5342.