Pentagon Identifies Navy Casualty (OEF)
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WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2009 -- The following news release made available Friday by the U.S. Department of Defense is the text of a statement identifying a casualty:
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.(Report from a U.S. Defense Department news release.)
Petty Officer 3rd Class James R. Layton, 22, of Riverbank, Calif., died Sept. 8 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations. He was assigned to an embedded training team with Combined Security Transition Command in Afghanistan.
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