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Sailor Based In California Dies In Spain

Navy Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Milton W. Brown
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Above: Navy Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Milton W. Brown

Navy Culinary Specialist First Class Milton W. Brown, 28, died August 4th in Rota, Spain, according to the Department of Defense.

Navy spokesman Lt. Aaron Kakiel told the Fresno Bee Brown became ill while serving on the USS Abraham Lincoln on July 27. Brown was then airlifted by helicopter to a Navy hospital in Rota. According to the Bee:

The Navy said news of the sailor's death was delayed while it verified Brown was serving in support of the war in Afghanistan when he became ill.

Brown was assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137, in Lemoore, California. He was a native of Dallas, Texas.

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