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Murrieta Naval Officer Dies While on Deployment

U.S. Navy Cmdr. Joel Del Mundo Tiu died Oct. 12 of non-combat related injuries suffered while serving in Manama, Bahrain.

A Naval officer who resided in Murrieta has died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Cmdr. Joel Del Mundo Tiu, 49, originally of Manila, Philippines, died Friday, Oct. 12 from non-combat related injuries, the Department of Defense said in a news release.

Tiu was assigned to Logistics Forces, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, Manama, Bahrain, according to the news release.

Bahrain is an island near the western shores of the Persian Gulf.

Details of the fatal incident were not released by the Department of Defense.

Editor's Note: If you knew Cmdr. Tiu and would like to share your memories, please email maggie.avants@patch.com.

Ibrahim mohammed wakili October 28, 2012 at 08:48 AM
Well the bad thing is that he died supporting/keeping a government that is killing its own people over their right.the al-khalifas are doing even worst than al-asad but the americans see nothing wrong with that because of the fifth naval fleet. As far as I m concern he died for corporate america and he died making israel safe on a stolen land period
NathanNV October 28, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Why do we Americans support the Kalifas of Bahrain who shot peaceful protesters just like Assad and Qaddafi and use rape of women in Prison as a form of torture? I worked for 5th Fleet in the 90's when we confiscated food from outbound Iraqi shipping while over a Million innocent Shia Men women and children starved to death,
Maria Amansec November 18, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Our deepest sympathy to the Tiu family. It was my pleasure to have known you on board USS Acadia. Goodbye, my friend...Rest in Peace. ~ love from Maria and Precioso Amansec (USN Retirees)
SSG Bondoc, USA November 27, 2012 at 09:12 AM
Though we never served together, but now realized we were in the same theater of operation, both OEF and OIF. How come we never bumped into each other? I asked the Navy folks that I ran into, but no luck. I was always proud to have known that I had an uncle in the service who was a great commander. BTW, I read your paper about RFID's as a part of your MBA. Thanks for taking us on that tour. It meant a lot to me. I salute you Sir! Rest in Peace.
Ken Z January 06, 2013 at 01:55 AM
This is not a place to voice politics Ibrahim, If one of your family dies would you like anyone to do that to you? God Bless You

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