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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 724-06
July 28, 2006

DoD Identifies Navy Casualty

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

 

            Petty Officer 2nd Class Edward A. Koth, 30, of Towson, Md., died July 26 at Camp Victory, Iraq, after ordnance exploded during a disposal operation.  Koth was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eight, serving with Multinational Corps Iraq in Baghdad.

 

            The incident is under investigation.

 

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

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