Sunday, October 28, 2007

Philippine Media Identify Dead US Soldier

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Oct. 28, 2007) – US authorities have finally released late Sunday the name of an American soldier who died after he went diving in a lake in the southern Philippines.

Local media identified the soldier as Master Sergeant Joe Curreri. The US military has not issued any press statement about the soldier's death.

The Southern Californian soldier was reported missing on Friday in Seit Lake in Panamao town. His body was found the next day.

Curerri belonged to the JSOTF-P, in-charge of training Filipino troops in southern Philippines.

The cause of the death remains unclear and it was unknown whether the soldier drowned or had a heart attack. (Mindanao Examiner)

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