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U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
News Release

  No. 861-04
IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 7, 2004

DoD Identifies Navy Casualty

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

Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric L. Knott, 21, of Grand Island, Neb., was killed Sept. 4 when the area in which he was working was struck by enemy fire. Knott died of shrapnel wounds.

Knott was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4, Port Hueneme, Calif.

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

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