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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 869-12
November 03, 2012

DOD Identifies Navy Casualty

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

            Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew G. Kantor, 22, of Gillette, N.J., died Nov. 1, while supporting stability operations in Zabul, Afghanistan.  Kantor was assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit in Virginia Beach, Va.  

            For further information related to this release, please contact Naval Special Warfare Group Two Public Affairs Office at 757-763-2007. 

            Correction:  Nov. 5, 2012 -- Petty Officer 2nd Class Kantor died Nov. 1.

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