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Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew I. Holzemer

Died June 17, 2018 Serving During U.S. Africa Command Operations


, of Tennessee, died June 17 at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, due to a non-combat related incident. The death is under investigation. Holzemer was deployed to Djibouti in support of Special Operations Command Forward - East Africa.


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The Defense Department on Tuesday announced that a sailor based in Africa died over the weekend.

Petty Officer Matthew I. Holzemer, died June 17, 2018, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, due to a “non-combat related incident,” the Pentagon said in a release.

Holzemer, who originally hailed from Tennessee, was deployed to Djibouti in support of Special Operations Command Forward - East Africa, according to the release.

More details, including the cause of death, were not immediately available from Pentagon or Navy officials.

The death is under investigation.

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