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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 236-03
April 13, 2003

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE IDENTIFIES NAVY CASUALTY

The Department of Defense announced today that Lt. Nathan D. White, 30, of Mesa, Ariz., was killed in action April 2 in Iraq. White was assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron One Nine Five (VFA 195), based in Atsugi, Japan, and currently deployed with Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW 5) aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

White was the pilot of an F/A-18C Hornet lost over Iraq on April 2. The incident remains under investigation.

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