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U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
News Release

  No. 041-09
IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2009

DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty


The Department of Defense announced today the death of an Airman who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Senior Airman Omar J. McKnight, 22, of Marrero, La., died Jan 17 as a result of a non-hostile incident in Balad, Iraq. He was assigned to the 6th Security Forces Squadron, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

For further information related to this release please contact MacDill Air Force Base Public Affairs, (813) 828-2215.



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