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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 794-06
August 22, 2006

DoD Identifies Navy Casualty

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

     Hospitalman Chadwick T. Kenyon, 20, of Tucson, Ariz., died Aug. 20 of injuries suffered when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in the Al Anbar province, Iraq.

     Kenyon was assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

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