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Navy Identifies Sailor Who Died of COVID-Related Complications 

20 October 2021
WASHINGTON -- Master-at-Arms Senior Chief Michael Haberstumpf, assigned to Joint Special Operations Intelligence Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, passed away due to COVID-19 related complications at UNC Medical Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Oct. 10. 

Haberstumpf, 42, tested positive for COVID-19 Sept. 2, and was hospitalized Sept. 9. 

We will continue to support his family and shipmates during this difficult time.

For questions related to this release, please contact the Navy News Desk at (703) 697-5342 or     


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