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U.S. military investigates apparent suicide of Navy SEAL commander

Navy SEAL Cmdr. Job W. Price 42 Pottstown Pa. died Saturday non-combat-related injury while supporting stability operations Uruzgan Province Afghanistan.

Navy SEAL Cmdr. Job W. Price, 42, of Pottstown, Pa., died Saturday of a non-combat-related injury while supporting stability operations in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan. | U.S. Navy photo via AP

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Updated: December 24, 2012 1:50AM



WASHINGTON — U.S. military officials are investigating the apparent suicide of a Navy SEAL commander in Afghanistan.

Navy SEAL Cmdr. Job W. Price, 42, of Pottstown, Pa., died Saturday of a non-combat-related injury while supporting stability operations in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan.

A U.S. military official who spoke on condition of anonymity said the death “appears to be the result of suicide.” .

“The Naval Special Warfare family is deeply saddened by the loss of our teammate,” said Capt. Robert Smith, Commander of Naval Special Warfare Group Two, which manages all Virginia-based Navy SEAL teams. “We extend our condolences, thoughts and prayers to the family, friends, and NSW community during this time of grieving.”

“As we mourn the loss and honor the memory of our fallen teammate, those he served with will continue to carry out the mission,” Smith added Sunday.

A U.S. military official confirmed Price was from SEAL Team 4, basedd in Virginia Beach, Va. SEAL Team 4 is part of the mission to train Afghan local police to stave off the Taliban in remote parts of Afghanistan. Price is survived by a wife and a daughter.



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