February 19, 1987 - September 20, 2008
Petty Officer Third Class Michael Allen Gentile, 21, USN, of Fairfield, Maine and Watertown, New York, stationed at NSSC Bangor, Washington, was killed in a tragic accident aboard the ballistic-missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) near Oahu, Hawaii, on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008.He was born February 19, 1987, in Waterville, Maine, the son of Julie and Jay Gentile. Michael attended schools in Fairfield, Maine and Watertown, N.Y. He graduated in 2005 from Lawrence High School in Fairfield, Maine as an Honor Student. Michael enlisted in the United States Navy on July 5, 2005. He was a Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class (SS) aboard the USS Nebraska. He was a member of the Blue Crew and had been assigned to the Kitsap, . . .