The Mother’s Day Project

War is Personal

Shayna Ann Schnell

The Department of Defense announced Oct. 5 the death of a Sailor who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Seaman Apprentice Shayna Ann Schnell, 19, of Tell City, Ind., died as a result of injuries suffered from a vehicle accident. Schnell was serving as a master-at-arms assigned to Naval Security Force Bahrain, Jebel Ali Detachment, United Arab Emirates.

Reportedly, she was a passenger in a rental car. No information is available about whether she was on duty at the time of the accident.

Shayna Ann Schnell is the 91st female casualty among the Coalition forces in Iraq.

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