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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 862-06
September 06, 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 Christopher G. Walsh, 30, of St. Louis, Mo. died Sept. 4 while his unit was conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

          Walsh was serving as a corpsman with Multi National Corps Iraq. He was assigned to the Navy Reserve 3rd Battalion, 24th Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Bridgetown, Mo.

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