NEWS RELEASE from the United States Department of Defense No. 086-05 IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan 27, 2005 Media Contact: Navy Public Affairs - (703) 697-5342 Public/Industry Contact: (703)428-0711 DoD Identifies Navy Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Petty Officer 3rd Class John D. House, 28, of Ventura, Calif., died Jan. 26, in a helicopter crash near Ar Rutbah, Iraq. House was assigned to Naval Medical Clinic Hawaii, Marine Corps Units Detachment, Pearl Harbor. For further information related to this release, contact Navy Public Affairs at (703) 697-5342.