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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1103-10
December 01, 2010

DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty

                 The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

                Lt. Col. Gwendolyn A. Locht, 46, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., was medically evacuated from Kandahar, Afghanistan, on May 22 for treatment of a non-combat related illness.  She died Nov. 16 in Houston, Texas.  Locht was assigned to the 96th Inpatient Operations Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. 

                For more information media may contact the Eglin Air Force Base public affairs office at 850-882-3931.

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