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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 377-12
May 13, 2012

DOD Identifies Navy Casualty

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

             Petty Officer Second Class Jorge Luis Velasquez, 35, of Houston, died as a result of a non-combat related incident in Manama, Bahrain.  Velasquez was assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 56 in Bahrain, which conducts maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

             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.