The U.S. Central Command on Saturday reported two more non-combat deaths in Operation Desert Storm, including a woman sailor.
The command said the sailor, assigned to Patrol Squadron 4 in support of Desert Storm, was found dead Friday morning by other sailors in a restroom in her barracks.She died of an apparent heart attack, the command said, but the cause is under investigation.
Patrol Squadron 4 is based in Barbers Point, Hawaii, and has operated in the Arabian Peninsula during Operation Desert Storm.
A soldier died Friday when his vehicle collided with a civilian tractor-trailer in Ad Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The soldier was dead on arrival at the 85th Evacuation Hospital. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 7th Transportation Group, 22nd Support Command.
The names of the dead were withheld pending notification of their relatives.
Non-combat deaths now almost match the number of Americans killed in action during the war - 115 vs. 139, according to U.S. Command reports.