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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 877-11
October 14, 2011

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) Michael R. Tatham, 33, of University Place, Wash., was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident, Oct. 12, while on rest and recuperation leave from supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Bali, Indonesia.  Tatham was assigned to a West Coast based Naval Special Warfare unit.

            For further information related to this release, contact Lt. Cmdr. Frank Magallon at 619-437-2127 or 619-392-9768.

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