The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Petty Officer 1st Class Gary T. Rovinski, 44, of Roseville, Ill., died June 5, in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, as a result of enemy action when his HMMWV was struck by an improvised explosive device. Rovinski was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 25, Fort McCoy, Wis.
The name of a second sailor killed in the attack is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.
For further information related to this release, contact Navy Public Affairs at (703) 697-5342.