Department of Defense Identified Navy Casualty

sailor-salutingThe Department of Defense has announced the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Commander 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.

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

My heart and thoughts go to his family and friends. I hope they know that his service to this country was appreciated and honored.

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