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Immediate Release

Department of Defense Identifies Navy Casualty

Sept. 22, 2016

 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Odyssey Lightning.

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuels) Airman Devon M. Faulkner, 24, of North Carolina, died Sept. 20 of a non-combat-related injury while underway. The incident is under investigation.

He was assigned to USS Wasp (LHD 1), forward deployed in the central Mediterranean Sea. 

For more information the media may contact Lt. Michael Hatfield at 757-903-1972 or