IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Department of Defense Identifies Navy Casualty


The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Seaman Philip Frazier Manes, 21, of Fairfax, Virginia, died Sept. 27, in Manama, Bahrain, of a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.

He was assigned to USS Gladiator (MCM 11), forward deployed to Bahrain.

For more information the media may contact Cmdr. Kevin Stephens at 011-973-1785-4561.