Skip to comments.Navy sailor from Gulfport dies on U.S.S. Enterprise (mysterious death while in Middle East)
Posted on 06/09/2012 1:56:06 PM PDT by Dave346
A sailor from Gulfport was found dead in his berthing compartment aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Enterprise in the Middle East on Friday morning, according to a ship spokeswoman.
Master Chief Petty Officer Richard J. Kessler, 47, was found dead in his compartment at 7 a.m. local time, according to Lt. Com. Sarah Self-Kyler.
The cause of death is under investigation, said Navy Lt. Greg Raelson.
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What is the mysterious aspect of his death?
There were some reports yesterday the ship was attacked by 4 jets. Was a thread here on FR before moderators pulled it.
Given where it happened you never know...but guys younger than him keel over every day from a fatal heart attack.They’ll do an autopsy,of course,with full toxicology screen if necessary.
Uhhh....he was 47.
Four ‘sophisticated’ jets was the term used.
Did the FReeper who posted that thread ask it pulled?
Was it your thread pulled?
47 year old guys have been known to drop dead from coronaries with no prior warning signs. Spending time outdoors in an area like the Gulf (although I have to say tomorrow’s reported high temp in Dubai will be a camel’s hair under 100F - cool for June) could be unhealthy for someone nearing the big “50” too.
Obama needs a Wag the Dog War, but he does not want the Straits of Hormuz closed. That would drive gas prices to the moon. The Oligarchy currently prefers a war in Syria apparently.
Back in the 1980s I worked with a guy and since we both lived near where we worked, we both went to our homes for lunch.He was in his 20s. One day I noticed that he had not came back and had not been at work for a couple of days. I asked the foreman what happened to Kenny. The foreman replied, His wife called in and said he died. He laid down on the couch after eating to take a short nap and when she tried to wake him up, he was dead. They investigated his case and run tests for over two years and one day I saw a short piece in the paper that they had run every test they knew and exhausted all investigative leads and they still could not determine a cause of death for him. So, who knows? He could have had some help or it could have been natural causes. At any rate, it is sad when some loses their life.
It was posted again today. If four jets attacked a carrier/carrier group, more than one man would die. I saw a FReeper speculate that it might have been a hoax, as yesterday was the 45th anniversary of the USS Liberty attack.
I think you can rest assured that he wasn’t found dead in his rack because the ship was attacked. The navy is pretty savvy when it comes to identifying causalities in battle. There usually isn’t a lot of ambiguity there.
There were no reliable reports that the Enterprise group was attacked, that’s why the thread was pulled.
Plus there would be bullet holes, bomb damage, wreckage of 4 planes etc. Unless the enemy has new invisible ray guns that kill sailors in their sleep. In which case, it’s still not very effective if they sent in 4 planes and only got one guy.
I had a brother drop dead from a heart attack while making lunch - he was 42.
Why the parenthetical “mysterious death”, when the article mentions nothing mysterious? I’m a couple of years older than the chief, and unfortunately, guys our age dropping dead isn’t unheard of, and the likelihood increases with every passing year.
Maybe it was UFOs that British guy from the Defense Ministry was talking about. He said they might be around during the Olympics...
This might be a case where Occam’s razor applies.