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

  No. 1134-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 02, 2005

DoD Identifies Navy Casualty


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


            Petty Officer 1st Class Howard E. Babcock IV, 33, of Houston, Texas, died in a motorcycle accident on Oct. 13 in Bahrain.  Babcock was assigned to the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station in Bahrain.


For further information related to this release, contact commander, U.S. 5th Fleet Public Affairs Office at 011-973-1785-4027 or pao@cusnc.navy.mil .


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