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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 748-10
August 20, 2010

DOD Identifies Navy Casualty

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

           Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Collin Thomas, 33, of Morehead, Ky., died Aug. 18 during a combat operation in eastern Afghanistan.  Thomas was assigned to an east coast-based SEAL team.

            For further information related to this release, contact Lt. Arlo Abrahamson at 757-763-2007 or 757-620-3109.