Navy SEAL Team 4 Commander's death investigated


Virginia-based Navy SEALs in a training exercise. Photo: AP

The death of a Navy SEAL commander in Afghanistan is being investigated as a possible suicide, investigators said to ABC News today.

The Pentagon announced the death of Cmdr. Job W. Price, 42, of Pottstown, Pa. on Saturday. They said Price died of a "non combat related injury."

A military official told ABC News that Price was found on base with an apparent gunshot wound to his person.

According to NBC News, SEAL Team 4 is one of the Navy's eight special operations teams that routinely deploy to Afghanistan. SEAL Team 6 is the most well-known of these units because of its involvement in high profile missions such as the one that killed Osama bin Laden.  

"The Naval Special Warfare family is deeply saddened by the loss of our teammate," Capt. Robert Smith, Commander of Naval Special Warfare Group Two, which manages all Virginia-based Navy SEAL teams, told the Virginia NBC affiliate. "We extend our condolences, thoughts and prayers to the family, friends, and NSW community during this time of grieving."