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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1079-06
October 25, 2006

DoD Identifies Navy Casualty

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

     Seaman Charles O. Sare, 23, of Hemet, Calif., died Oct. 23 from enemy action while conducting combat operations in the Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Sare, a Hospital Corpsman, was assigned to Naval Ambulatory Care Center, Port Hueneme, Calif. and was currently serving with Multi-National Corps – Iraq.

     For further information related to this release the media may contact the Navy public affairs office at (703) 697-5342.