U.S. Navy Seaman Apprentice Shayna Ann Schnell, 19, Tell City, Indiana.
Assigned to Naval Security Force Bahrain, Jebel Ali Detachment, United Arab Emirates; died Oct. 1, 2007 of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.
Schnell was visiting Dubai when the Sept. 24 accident occurred. She was in a taxi en route to a doctor’s office when a tire on the taxi failed, sending the vehicle into a brick wall. The wall then collapsed on the vehicle.
Schnell spent her childhood years in Dubois County but moved to Perry County when she entered junior-high school. She graduated from Perry Central High School in 2006 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. She finished her basic training at Great Lakes, Ill.
She was later stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, and became a master of arms before being deployed to Bahrain, a chief Mideast ally to the U.S.