DoD Identifies Navy Casualty*

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew J. Clement, 38, of Peabody, Massachusetts, died June 21 of a non-combat related injury while deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The incident is under investigation.

Clement was a mobilized Navy reservist assigned to the Navy Reserve Unit Tactical Air Control Squadron 22, Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC), Quincy, Massachusetts, forward deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.

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*This release has been corrected. The operation name was changed from “Operation Enduring Freedom” to “Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.”