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Photo Credit: Courtesy The Associated Press


News Organization: KCBS-TV

Died: 2002

Location: BAHRAIN

Killed in a U.S. Navy helicopter crash in the Middle East Sept. 6. "A bold and imaginative award-winning photographer," Greene had been with KCBS-TV in Los Angeles for 24 years. The 50-year-old photographer died and four sailors were injured when a SH-60B helicopter crashed into the North Arabian Gulf. The helicopter, from the cruiser USS Mobile Bay, crashed while on what the Navy called "normal maritime interdiction operations," enforcing U.N. sanctions on Iraq, stopping freighters suspected of illegally carrying Iraqi oil. The aircraft was hovering over a Syrian-flagged vessel to observe a health inspection boarding when the rotor blade struck the ship's mast.