Maricopa sailor killed in Horn of Africa

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in the Horn of Africa.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Kyler L. Estrada, 21, of Maricopa, Ariz., died Feb. 14 as a result of a non-combat related training incident in Djibouti, which is one of the smallest and least populous countries in Africa.

Estrada, a Navy hospital corpsman, was assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit based at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Information will be updated as it becomes available.