Pentagon announces death of US Navy sailor in Djibouti

Illustration. US Navy personnel conduct a sustainment exercise Arta Beach in Djibouti Photo: US Navy

The US Department of Defense on June 19 announced the death of a US Navy sailor who was deployed to Africa.

Officials identified the deceased sailor as Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew I. Holzemer, of Tennessee.

According to the announcement, the sailor died as a result of a non-combat related incident.

Holzemer was deployed in support of Special Operations Command Forward – East Africa for U.S. Africa Command.

The navy is conducting an investigation into the incident, it was further said.

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