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

  No. 133-06
IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2006

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 Nicholas Wilson, 25, of Newark Valley, N.Y., died Feb. 12 as a result of an improvised explosive device in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.  He was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Three, based in San Diego, Calif.


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




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