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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 896-04
September 14, 2004

DoD Identifies Navy Casualty

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

Petty Officer 3rd Class David A. Cedergren, 25, of South St. Paul, Minn., died Sept. 11 near Iskandariayah, Iraq, in a non-combat related incident. Cedergren was assigned to the 2nd Marine Division Fleet Marine Forces Atlantic.

The cause of death is under investigation.

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

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