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

  No. 247-07

DoD Identifies Navy Casualties


The Department of Defense (DoD) announced today the death of two sailors who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Lt. Cmdr. Morgan C. Tulang, 36, of Hilo, Hawaii, died from apparent natural causes March 2, 2007, in Kuwait. Tulang was assigned to U.S. Central Command Deployment Distribution Operations Center, Kuwait City, Kuwait.

Hospitalman Lucas W.A. Emch, 21, of Kent, Ohio, died March 2, 2007, when an Improvised Explosive Device detonated in his vicinity while conducting combat operations in Al-Anbar Province, Iraq. Emch was a hospital corpsman assigned to 1st Marine Logistics Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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

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