Tuesday, September 23, 2008


In the news yesterday:

USS Nebraska sailor dies following accident near Hawaii

Sep 22 2008 · UPDATED

A sailor aboard the nuclear-powered submarine USS Nebraska died Sept. 20.

The Navy submarine was conducting operations near the island of Oahu, Hawaii when the sailor died, according to a Navy news release. The Navy described the sailor's death as accidental. The name of the sailor has not yet been released.

Lt. Kyle Raines said the sailor was given medical treatment on board the submarine and was placed on a medical helicopter. He died while en route to a hospital.

Raines said the accident was "an isolated incident" and no other sailors were injured. An investigation into the cause of death is ongoing.

The USS Nebraska is homeported at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor.

My thoughts and prayers go out the family of this sailor as well as his submarine family aboard the USS Nebraska!

God Bless

Edit: The idenity was released: Machinist Mate 3rd Class Michael A. Gentile, of Fairfield, Maine.

1 comment:

USS Retired said...

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends and to the crew of the USS Nebraska. My heart is still hurting over this.