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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 154-02
March 28, 2002

DOD IDENTIFIES SERVICEMEMBER KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN

The Department of Defense announced today that Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer Matthew J. Bourgeois, 35, of Tallahassee, Fla., was killed Wednesday, approximately 11 p.m. EST while conducting small unit training at a remote site near Qandahar, Afghanistan.