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Navy Master-at-Arms Seaman Genesia Mattril Gresham

Died October 22, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom


19, of Lithonia, Ga.; assigned to U.S. Naval Support Activity Bahrain; died Oct. 22 in Bahrain in a non-combat-related incident. Also killed was Master-at-Arms Seaman Anamarie Sannicolas Camacho.

Georgia sailor shot to death in Bahrain

The Associated Press

Two Navy sailors, one from Georgia, were shot to death in Bahrain, military officials announced Oct. 23.

Seaman Anamarie Sannicolas Camacho, 20, of Panama City, Fla., and Seaman Genesia Mattril Gresham, 19, of Lithonia, Ga., died Oct. 22, according to a statement from the Defense Department.

A U.S. Navy sailor shot and killed the two sailors early Oct. 22 in the barracks an American military base in Bahrain, officials said.

The alleged shooter, a man, was critically wounded in the shooting at the Naval Support Activity Bahrain base, said a Navy official who was not authorized to release the information to the media and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The wounded sailor apparently shot himself, the Navy said.

Both women held the master-at-arms rating and were assigned to Naval Support Activity Bahrain.

Bahrain, a tiny island nation on the Persian Gulf, is a U.S. ally and home to the Navy’s 5th Fleet, which is responsible for an area of about 2.5 million square miles of water including the Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman and parts of the Indian Ocean.

About 3,600 personnel work on the Naval Support Activity Bahrain base, located just outside Bahrain’s capital, Manama. The base supports U.S. naval ships in the region.

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