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Friday, May 22, 2015

Department of Defense Identifies Navy Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan D. Burris, 24, of Lisle, Illinois, died May 21, in Abu Dhabi, UAE, of a non-combat related incident at Zayed Military City. The incident is under investigation.

He was temporarily assigned to the Crisis Response Element of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Arabian Peninsula, Special Operations Command Central, U.S. Central Command.

For more information the media may contact Maj. Tiffany Bowens, U.S. Special Operations Command Central, at 813-957-2576.

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