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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 135-12
February 26, 2012

DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty

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

            Lt. Col. John D. Loftis, 44, of Paducah, Ky., died Feb. 25 from wounds received during an attack at the Interior Ministry, Kabul, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 866th Air Expeditionary Squadron, Kabul, Afghanistan.

            For more information media may contact the Air Force Special Operations Command public affairs office at 850-884-8900.

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