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Release No: 274-06
April 04, 2006

DoD Identifies Navy Casualty

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


            Hospitalman Geovani Padilla Aleman, 20, of South Gate, Calif., died Apr. 2 as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was permanently assigned to Bethesda Naval Hospital, USNS Comfort Detachment and operationally assigned to Third Battalion, Eighth Marine Regiment, 2/28 Brigade Combat Team.


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

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