Kendall D. Waters-Bey, 29, Marine staff sergeant

April 02, 2003

Funeral services for Marine Staff Sgt. Kendall D. Waters-Bey of Northeast Baltimore, who was one of the first casualties of the war in Iraq, will be held Friday at St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church beginning with a wake at 10 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. The church is at 5403 Loch Raven Boulevard.

Interment will immediately follow the service at the Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery, 11501 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills.

There will be a public viewing from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow at the March Funeral Home East, 1101 E. North Ave.

Services will be open to the public but no cameras will be allowed inside the church.

Sergeant Waters-Bey, 29, was killed March 20 when his helicopter crashed near the Iraq-Kuwait border.

Sergeant Waters-Bey, who attended Northern and Harbor City high schools and joined the Marine Corps out of high school.

He was serving as crew chief on the CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter when it crashed. Three other Marines and eight British commandos were also killed in the crash.

He was based at Camp Pendleton, Calif., assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268, 3rd Marine Aircraft.

Sergeant Waters-Bey is survived by his wife, Belinda Waters-Bey of San Diego; a 10-year-old son, Kenneth Waters-Bey of Baltimore; his parents, Michael and Angela Waters-Bey, and four sisters, Michelle Waters, Shernell Waters-Bey, Sharita Waters-Bey and Nakia Waters, all of Baltimore.

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