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

  No. 923-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 7, 2005

DoD Identifies Navy Casualty


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


            Hospitalman Robert N. Martens, 20, of Queen Creek, Ariz., died Sept. 6, from injuries sustained as a passenger when his HMMWV rolled over in Al Qaim, Iraq.  During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Martens was assigned to II Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.   


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


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