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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.

LBV Collins October 16, 2012 at 10:45 PM
My deepest sympathies to Cmdr. Tiu's family and friends.
Shaunessy Bartholomew-Lagrimas October 17, 2012 at 04:52 AM
we have set up a memorial at http://joel.tiu.muchloved.com
cindylu October 17, 2012 at 08:08 AM
Commander Tiu, may you rest in peace. You Family I'm sorry for your loss.
cindylu October 17, 2012 at 08:10 AM
I'm sorry, I meant Tiu family I'm sorry for your loss.
Brenda October 17, 2012 at 07:46 PM
My prayers to the Commanders family and many friends. Commander Tiu, God bless you, and thank you for your many years of service to our country. RIP Sir.
Helen October 17, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Cmdr. Tiu. My family and I salute him for his great sacrifice.
kuts October 17, 2012 at 10:11 PM
Our deepest sympathy to Cmdr.Tiu'sFamily. Rest in Peace, Pare.
Veronica Conway October 18, 2012 at 10:13 PM
Our prayers and thoughts are always with you. We will miss you. May you rest in peace.
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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