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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 894-11
October 20, 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 Raymond J. Border, 31, of West Lafayette, Ohio, died Oct. 19 while assessing a route in Paktika province, Afghanistan.  Border, a Navy Seabee, was assigned to a provincial reconstruction team in Paktika province, Afghanistan.  His home unit was Navy Mobile Construction Battalion 74 in Gulfport, Miss.

            For further information related to this release, contact Daryl Smith at 757-462-3711.