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      North Smithfield airman dies

      Master Sgt. David Poirier

      The Pentagon said Monday that an airman from North Smithfield died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

      The Department of Defense said Master Sgt. David L. Poirier died Friday in a "non-combat related incident" that's under investigation. He was in Qatar.

      Poirier, 52, was assigned to the 157th Operations Support Squadron at Pease Air National Guard Base in New Hampshire.

      His family said he had lived in New Hampshire for the past 10 to 15 years.