Navy SEAL Dies in Apparent Suicide in Afghanistan

Job Price, 42, found dead on Saturday

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 24, 2012 5:39 AM CST | Updated Dec 24, 2012 7:28 AM CST

(Newser) – Some somber news on this holiday weekend: A US military official says the commander of a Navy SEAL unit in Afghanistan died Saturday in an apparent suicide. Job Price, 42, of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, died of a non-combat-related injury while working to shore up stability operations in Uruzgan Province. The official described the death as one that "appears to be the result of suicide"; it is under investigation, reports the AP.

A source tells Reuters that after Price didn't show up as expected at an event on Saturday, he was found dead in his quarters by co-workers. Price, who is survived by a wife and daughter, was a member of SEAL Team 4, which is working to train local police to battle the Taliban in remote areas of the country.

This undated photo provided by the U.S. Navy shows Navy SEAL Cdr. Job W. Price.
This undated photo provided by the U.S. Navy shows Navy SEAL Cdr. Job W. Price.   (AP Photo/U.S. Navy)
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