VIRGINIA BEACH - A Va. Beach-based sailor assigned to a Navy SEAL unit in Va. Beach was killed in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense says 32-year-old Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin R. Ebbert was supporting stability operations in Uruzgan Province when he was killed November 24.

Defense officials didn't release information about the operation and referred inquiries to Naval Special Warfare Group Two.

Ebbert was from Arcata, California and his wife lives there, according to the Navy.

The Arcata Eye reports that his mother said Ebbert was on his second tour in Afghanistan. She told the paper that he was due home early 2013 and would start medical school.

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