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Immediate Release

DoD Identifies Navy Civilian Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a U.S. Navy civilian who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Blane D. Bussell, 60, of Virginia, died Jan. 26 in Manama, Bahrain, of non-combat related causes.

He was assigned to Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center Detachment Bahrain at Naval Support Activity Bahrain.

For more information, contact Naval Sea Systems Command Public Affairs at (202) 781-4123, or U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs at 011-973-1785-4562 or navcentpao@me.navy.mil.