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

  No. 733-09
IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 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 Matthew R. Courtois, 22, of Lucas, Texas, died Sep 20 as a result of a non-hostile incident on Abdullah Al Mubarak Airbase, Kuwait. He was assigned to the 366th Security Forces Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.

The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.

For further information related to this release please contact Mountain Home Air Force Base Public Affairs, (208) 828-6800.



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