Pentagon Identifies Air Force Casualty (OIF)
News in Balance:
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2009 -- The following news release made available Monday by the U.S. Department of Defense is the text of a statement identifying a casualty:
The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.(Report from a U.S. Defense Department news release.)
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.