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Airman dies of injuries after non-combat-related incident in United Arab Emirates

A U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender assigned to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, sits on the flight line Feb. 2, 2018. The KC-10 Extender is an advanced tanker and cargo aircraft that is designed to increase the Air Force’s global mobility through aerial refueling. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class D. Blake Browning)

An airman died Thursday from injuries sustained in a non-combat-related incident on Sunday at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, according to the Department of Defense.

Air Force Staff Sgt. James T. Grotjan, 26, of Waterford, Connecticut died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, a news release said.

He was assigned to the 4th Civil Engineer Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina.

No other details were provided.


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