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Release No: 236-11
March 23, 2011

DOD Identifies Navy Casualty

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

            Petty Officer 1st Class Vincent A. Filpi III, 41, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died March 22 as a result of a non-combat related incident.  Filpi was assigned to USS Enterprise as an aviation ordnanceman.  Enterprise is currently deployed to the Fifth Fleet area of responsibility conducting operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

            For further information related to this release, contact commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/commander, U.S. Fifth Fleet Public Affairs at 011-973-1785-4027.

            CORRECTION:  March 24, 2011 -- Release updated, Petty Officer 1st Class Filpi’s date of death was omitted.

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