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U.S. airman dies from 'non-combat' injures in Quatar

By Amy R. Connolly   |   Jan. 18, 2016 at 9:03 AM

ABU NAKHLAH, Qatar, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- A 42-year-old airman assigned to a Qatar airbase was found dead as a result of a "non-combat related incident," the U.S. Department of Defense said.

Maj. John D. Gerrie, 42, of Nickerson, Kansas, was found dead about 5 p.m. Saturday at Al Udeid Air Base, officials said.

Gerrie was assigned to 453rd Electronic Warfare Squadron at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas. He was in Qatar under Operation Freedom's Sentinel, the United States' continuing security presence in Afghanistan.

Details about Gerrie's death have not been released.

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