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US Air Force officer dies in Qatar

Death was the result of a ‘non-combat related incident’

US Air Force officer dies in Qatar
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A US Air Force officer has died as a result of a non-combat related incident while serving in Qatar, the US Defense Department confirmed in a statement.

A 42-year-old Air Force officer died Saturday in a non-combat-related incident in Qatar, the Defense Department said.

Major John D. Gerrie of Nickerson, a 42-year-old Air Force officer from Kansas, was based at Al Udeid Air Base where he worked in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan, the statement said.

The exact cause of death, which took place on Saturday, was not revealed as it currently under investigation.

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