Naval Academy identifies midshipman who died

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - November 19, 2008 An academy spokeswoman says 20-year-old Midshipman 4th Class Frederick H. Eissler of West Chester, Pa., had the bacteria associated with bacterial meningitis.

Eissler died Monday evening at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was stricken ill on Nov. 12.

The academy spokeswoman says 63 midshipmen and staff who had been near Eissler have been given antibiotics as a precaution.

Eissler was a member of the 22nd Company and took part in intramural sports.

A funeral will be conducted Friday at noon at the Naval Academy Chapel.

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