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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 771-11
September 08, 2011

DOD Identifies Navy Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation New Dawn.

            Cmdr. James K. Crawford, 50, of East Concord, N.Y., died Sept. 7, as a result of a non-combat related incident in Manama, Bahrain.  Crawford was assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, supporting operations at the Combined Maritime Forces Coalition Coordination Center at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain.

            An investigation is in progress.

            For further information related to this release, contact U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs at 011-973-1785-9980.

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