30 December 2009

"He was my gift from God"

Joshua Dae Ho Carrell, a 2005 graduate of Port Angeles High School, died of complications of malaria while serving with the Seabees in Africa.

Malaria claims Navy Seabee from Port Angeles

By Rob Ollikainen
Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES -- A Navy Seabee from Port Angeles who died of complications of malaria caught in Africa will be remembered as a loyal brother and son who loved his country, his family said.

Joshua Dae Ho Carrell, 23, died of complications of malaria on Saturday at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.

"He was my gift from God," said Rhonda Carrell, his mother.

Mr. Carrell was a third class petty officer with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3.

He was building a hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, with his fellow Seabees -- the naval construction force that carries the motto: "We build, we fight."

About 400 military personnel attended a service for Petty Officer Carrell on Tuesday at Naval Station Rota in Spain.

After the service, his body was flown to Dover, Del., en route to Port Angeles.

Petty Officer Carrell will be laid to rest in Port Angeles on Monday or Tuesday with a full military honor guard. The family has not finalized the details.

The rest of the article can be found here.

Our prayers go out to the family of PO3 Josh Carrell. Fair winds and following seas, Sailor.

1 comment:

Mike Fernandes said...

He will be missed forever