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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 846-11
October 02, 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 (SEAL) Caleb A. Nelson, 26, of Omaha, Neb.,died after his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device while conducting a combat patrol in Zabul province, Afghanistan on Oct.1.  Nelson was assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit, Norfolk, Va.

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