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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 896-07
July 18, 2007

DoD Identifies Navy Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two sailors who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died July 17 as a result of enemy action while conducting combat operations in Salah Ad Din Province, Iraq. The two sailors were assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash.
 
Killed were:
 
Chief Petty Officer Patrick L. Wade, 38, of Key West, Fla.
 
Petty Officer First Class Jeffrey L. Chaney, 35, of Omaha, Neb.
 
For further information related to this release the media can contact the NAS Whidbey Island public affairs office at (360) 257-2286.