Airman, 42, from Kansas dies in non-combat incident in Qatar

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SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - A U.S. Airman from Kansas has died in a non-combat related incident while serving in Qatar.

The Department of Defense says that 42-year-old Air Force Maj. John D. Gerrie died Saturday in Al Udeid Air Base. The exact cause of his death has not been released.

The department 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.