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New Hampshire Air Force Member Dies in Non-Combat Incident

The body of 24-year-old Staff Sgt. Albert Miller, of Richmond, arrived to Dover Air Force base in Deleware on Monday

A member of the United States Air Force from New Hampshire died last week in a non-combat-related incident, according to the Department of Defense.

On Monday at Dover Air Force Base in Deleware, service members received the body of 24-year-old Staff Sgt. Albert J. Miller of Richmond, New Hampshire. Authorities announced his death Saturday at the Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar.

The incident that led to Miller's death Friday is under investigation.

Miller was assigned to the 736th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Dover Air Force Base. He was supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

Col. Joel Safranek, the commander of the 436th Airlift Wing, says the wing "extends its deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the Miller family, friends and fellow airmen."

Miller was a crew-chief for a C-17 Globemaster transport plane. He was a 2013 graduate of Monadnock Regional High School in Swanzey.

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu tweeted, "Sgt. Miller selflessly sacrificed his life for the protection and well-being of the United States. All of New Hampshire mourns his loss and honors his service. Our prayers are with his family."

Plans for his funeral have not yet been announced.

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