Sgt Damon Waters-Bey

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Marine Staff Sergeant Kendall Damon Waters-Bey was a Muslim convert from Baltimore, Maryland who served in the Gulf War.
The 29-year-old was killed in a helicopter crash on March 20 2003 that near Umm Qasr, an Iraqi port near the Kuwait border, that also claimed the lives of three other Marines and eight British Royal Marines.
it was only the second day of hostilities.
A father-of-one, he was a longstanding member of the Moorish Science Temple of America, an African American Muslim organization.
Specialist Waters-Bey was buried at an interfaith service at St Matthew's Catholic Church Baltimore attended by Rep Elijah Cummings, former Maryland governor Robert Ehrlich and former Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley.
There was also a large number of Marines and a bus load of officers from the Baltimore police department.
The service began with a Muslim call to prayer before speeches by other religious leaders
Rev Joseph Muth, pastor of St Matthew's said during the service: 'We are in the house of the Lord.
'We gather today as Christians, Muslims and Jews to give thanks to one God. We give thanks to Staff Sergeant Kendall Waters-Bey. We are here to witness that he gave by his life'.
Specialist Waters-Bey was buried at Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery in Owings Mills in Maryland where Marines fired a salute in his honor.
His widow, his mother and his son were presented with US flags during the service.

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