- NATO Kosovo Force
- Operation Enduring Freedom
- Operation Freedom’s Sentinel
- Operation Inherent Resolve
- Operation Iraqi Freedom
- Operation New Dawn
- Operation Octave Shield
- Operation Odyssey Lightning
- Operation Spartan Shield
- U.S. Africa Command Operations
- U.S. Central Command operations
- The People Behind The Sacrifice
Marine Staff Sgt. Kendall Damon Waters-Bey
Died March 21, 2003 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
29, of Baltimore; assigned to the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron – 268, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif.; killed in a CH-46E helicopter crash in Kuwait.
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There’s a picture of Marine Staff Sgt. Kendall Damon Waters-Bey with his 10-year-old son, Kenneth, holding a fish they caught last year.
“He loved his son,” said the Marine’s father, Michael Waters-Bey. “He went into the Marines right out of high school to be able to provide for his son.”
Waters-Bey, 29, of Baltimore, was killed March 20 in a helicopter crash near the Iraq border.
He was the oldest of five children and the only son. In high school he loved swimming and track, and his sisters called him a jokester. Besides his son from a previous marriage, he left behind his wife of 11 months, Belinda.
— Associated Press