IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DOD Identifies Navy Casualty


The Department of Defense announced today the death of a U.S. Navy sailor who was deployed in support of Special Operations Command Forward - East Africa for U.S. Africa Command.
 
Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew I. Holzemer, of Tennessee, died June 17 at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, as a result of a non-combat related incident. 
 
The incident is under investigation.
 
For more information, contact Navy Office of Information (CHINFO) at 703-697-5342 and Christina.h.sears@navy.mil.
 
For any additional queries, contact U.S. Africa Command (Stuttgart, Germany) Public Affairs Office at +49-(0)151-4217-6009 or+49-(0)9641-70-591-0229 or via email to africom-pao-media@mail.mil; or  U.S. Africa Command (Stuttgart, Germany) Public Affairs Office at +49-(0)151-4217-6009 or+49-(0)9641-70-591-0229 or via email to africom-pao-media@mail.mil.