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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 515-06
June 07, 2006

DoD Identifies Navy Casualty

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

Petty Officer 1st Class Gary T. Rovinski, 44, of Roseville, Ill., died June 5, in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, as a result of enemy action when his HMMWV was struck by an improvised explosive device.  Rovinski was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 25, Fort McCoy, Wis.

The name of a second sailor killed in the attack is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.

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

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