Melissa served in the US Navy as a Boatswain's Mate and I had the pleasure to know her and to serve with her on the USS L.Y.SPEAR (AS-36). She was always smiling. Her husband was Chief Joseph Harrington, USN. I was shocked and appalled about her senseless murder on July 9, 1991. I was glad that the perpetrator was put to death for her murder.
I took this photo of Melissa while we were getting ready for liberty in either Bermuda or GITMO (I cannot remember where). This photo was taken in the head of the deck female berthing on the USS LY SPEAR (AS-36) around 1987-1988.
She is greatly missed.
Melissa was stalked and murdered by a man who used to be her division officer in the Navy. She had reported him for sexual harassment and got him kicked out of the Navy. This man stalked her and had a diary of his actions when he was stalking her.
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