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Midshipman at Naval Academy dies of leukemia

Midshipman at Naval Academy dies of leukemia

A midshipman at the Naval Academy died Sunday of leukemia, the academy said Monday.

Jason Jablonski, 21, of Orchard Park, N.Y., died at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Naval Academy officials said. He was diagnosed with leukemia in August and had been treated at the medical center since then.

"His condition deteriorated significantly over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and his immune system surrendered to an infection," Naval Academy officials said in a statement. "He was surrounded by his family and fellow midshipmen when he died."

Jablonski, a midshipman first class, or senior, graduated from Saint Francis High School in Athol...

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