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

  No. 100-07
IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2007

DoD Identifies Navy Casualties


The Department of Defense announced today the death of three sailors who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Lt. Cmdr. Jane E. Lanham, 43, of Owensboro, Ky., died from natural causes Sep. 19, 2006, in Bahrain. Lanham was assigned to Naval Branch Health Clinic, Bahrain.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Roger A. Napper, 20, of Greensburg, Pa., died of trauma from a single motor vehicle accident Oct. 7, 2006, in Bahrain. Napper was assigned to Mobile Security Squadron Three, Detachment Bahrain.

Seaman Sandra S. Grant, 23, of Linwood, N.C., died from natural causes Dec. 31, 2006, in the Arabian Sea. Grant was assigned to the USS Eisenhower.

While not the result of hostile action, these casualties are being announced to ensure consistency in reporting deaths that occurred in a hostile fire zone.

For further information related to this release the media can contact Navy public affairs at (703) 697-5342.



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