Air Force officer from Kansas dead in non-combat incident in Qatar

Courtesy of U.S. Air Force

A U.S. Air Force officer from Kansas has died in a non-combat related incident while serving in Qatar (GUH'-tur).

The Department of Defense says 42-year-old Maj. John D. Gerrie died Saturday in Al Udeid Air Base. The cause of death was not immediately released.

DOD says Gerrie was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. He was assigned to 453rd Electronic Warfare Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

Gerrie is a native of Nickerson, Kansas.