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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 165-09
March 13, 2009

DoD Identifies Navy Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
            Petty Officer 1st Class Theophilus K. Ansong, 34, of Bristow, Va., was lost at sea Feb 4. Ansong was assigned to USS San Antonio (LPD 17) as it conducted operations in the Gulf of Aden.
 
            The cause of death is under investigation.
 
            For further information related to this release, contact Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet Public Affairs Office at 011-973-1785-4027 or pao@cusnc.navy.mil
 
            The Department of the Navy previously released this information on Feb. 8 in a U.S. Fifth Fleet press, www.cusnc.navy.mil/articles/2009/024.html .