DoD Identifies Navy Casualty in Iraq


Story Number: NNS050103-05Release Date: 1/3/2005 12:32:00 PM
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Special release from the U.S. Department of Defense

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Department of Defense announced Dec. 29 the death of a Sailor who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Seaman Pablito Pena Briones, Jr., 22, of Anaheim, Calif., died Dec. 28 of a non-hostile gun shot wound in Fallujah, Iraq. Briones was assigned to the 1st Marine Division Detachment, Naval Medical Center San Diego.

The incident is under investigation.

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