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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1311-06
December 26, 2006

DoD Identifies Navy Casualty

              The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
Hospitalman Kyle A. Nolen, 21, of Ennis, Texas, died Dec. 21 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, as a result of enemy action. Nolen was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. 
 
For further information related to this release the media can contact the Navy public affairs office at (703) 697-5342.