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Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Joshua Harris

Died August 30, 2008 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

36,of Lexington, N.C.; temporarily forward deployed from his assignment at Naval Special Warfare Development Group, Dam Neck, Va.; died Aug. 30 from injuries sustained while conducting combat operations in Bagram, Afghanistan.

SEAL drowns in Afghanistan

The Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. — A Navy SEAL from North Carolina has died while fighting in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said.

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Thomas Harris drowned Saturday, the military said. The Navy SEAL special warfare operator from Lexington, N.C., was swept away while crossing a river during combat operations.

Harris joined the Navy in August 2000 and joined SEAL Team 10 based at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Va.

He had also served in Iraq and was awarded the Bronze Star.

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