Airman Dies of Injuries After Non-Combat-Related Incident in UAE

The United States flag flies at half-staff as a mark of respect at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Flying a flag at half-staff is a sign of grief and mourning. Airman 1st Class Christopher Maldonado/Air Force
The United States flag flies at half-staff as a mark of respect at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Flying a flag at half-staff is a sign of grief and mourning. Airman 1st Class Christopher Maldonado/Air Force

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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