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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 398-04
May 02, 2004

DoD Identifies Navy Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two sailors who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The sailors died April 30 in Al Anbar province, Iraq, when their military vehicle hit an improvised explosive device while traveling in a convoy.

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason B. Dwelley, 31, of Apopka, Fla and Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher M. Dickerson, 33, of Eastman, Ga, were both members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14, based in Jacksonville, Fla.

For further information related to this release, contact Navy Public Affairs at (703) 697-5342.

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