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Immediate Release

DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty

Jan. 17, 2016

The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Maj. John D. Gerrie, 42, of Nickerson, Kansas, died Jan. 16,  in Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, from a non-combat related incident.

He was assigned to 453rd Electronic Warfare Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

For more information, media may contact the JBSA-Lackland Public Affairs office during normal hours at (210) 671-2908.

This casualty was re-categorized from Operation Freedom's Sentinel to Operation Inherent Resolve on Jan. 22, 2016.