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Military Officials Investigating Death of Local Sailor in Afghanistan

Commander Job W. Price, 42, was serving with SEAL Team 4 in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan, when his body was discovered after he failed to show for a meeting.

Officials from the Department of Defense are investigating the death of 42-year-old Job W. Price, of Pottstown, who was serving with SEAL Team 4 in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan.

According to a press release from the DoD, Commander Price died on December 22 from a non-combat related injury while supporting stability operations with his unit. The release also states that the investigation is ongoing.

A report from Yahoo! News quotes a defense official as saying that Price was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, but no official cause of death has been released.

Price had reached the rank of Commander (O-5), and had been placed in charge of Seal Team 4 since June, 2011. Price is survived by his wife and his daughter.

"The Naval Special Warfare family is deeply saddened by the loss of our teammate," said Captain Robert Smith, Commander of Naval Special Warfare Group Two, in an interview with Yahoo!. "We extend our condolences, thoughts and prayers to the family, friends, and NSW community during this time of grieving."

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