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BAHAMAS: RBDF Mourns Passing of Marine Seaman Arnold Amerthil

#Nassau, September 30, 2019 – Bahamas – The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) mourns the passing of Marine Seaman Arnold Amerthil, who died in a traffic accident on September 29, 2019. He was 27 years old.

Marine Seaman Amerthil enlisted in the Royal Bahamas Defence Force as a member of New Entry 55/Woman Entry 24 on January 11, 2018. After completing New Entry training, he was assigned to the Squadron Department aboard HMBS NASSAU, where he served as a seaman. He also sailed aboard several Defence Force Class vessels.

The Commander Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel, extends sincerest condolences on behalf of the members of his Executive Command, Officers, Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned, and Junior Marines of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, and himself to the late Marine Seaman Amerthil’s Daughter: A’Kayla, Parents: George and Yasmin Amerthil, family, loved ones and friends.

It is our prayer that God’s grace will provide peace and comfort during this time of bereavement.

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Release: RBDF

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