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

NavySEAL Cdr. Job W. Price, 42, of Pottstown, Pa., died Saturday of anon-combat-related injury while supporting stability operations inUruzgan Province, Afghanistan.

A U.S. military official said thedeath "appears to be the result of suicide." The official spoke oncondition of anonymity because the death is still being investigated.

"TheNaval Special Warfare family is deeply saddened by the loss of ourteammate," said Capt. Robert Smith, Commander of Naval Special WarfareGroup Two, which manages all Virginia-based Navy SEAL teams. "We extendour condolences, thoughts and prayers to the family, friends, and NSWcommunity during this time of grieving."

"As we mourn the loss andhonor the memory of our fallen teammate, those he served with willcontinue to carry out the mission," Smith added Sunday.

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

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. military officials are investigating the apparent suicide of a Navy SEAL commander in Afghanistan.

NavySEAL Cdr. Job W. Price, 42, of Pottstown, Pa., died Saturday of anon-combat-related injury while supporting stability operations inUruzgan Province, Afghanistan.

A U.S. military official said thedeath "appears to be the result of suicide." The official spoke oncondition of anonymity because the death is still being investigated.

"TheNaval Special Warfare family is deeply saddened by the loss of ourteammate," said Capt. Robert Smith, Commander of Naval Special WarfareGroup Two, which manages all Virginia-based Navy SEAL teams. "We extendour condolences, thoughts and prayers to the family, friends, and NSWcommunity during this time of grieving."

"As we mourn the loss andhonor the memory of our fallen teammate, those he served with willcontinue to carry out the mission," Smith added Sunday.

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

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