IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DoD Identifies Navy Casualty


The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Cmdr. Christopher E. Kalafut, 49, of Oceanside, California, died Oct. 24, in Doha, Qatar, of a non-combat related incident at Al Udeid Air Base. The incident is under investigation.

He was assigned to Naval Amphibious Liaison Element, Combined Forces Air Component Center, U.S. Central Command.

For more information the media may contact Cmdr. Charles Summers at 207-252-8121.