RESTON, Va., May 16, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today released the names of eight of the nine employees killed May 12 in the attack on its Vinnell Corporation facilities in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The family of the ninth employee has requested the identity not be made public.
The six identified employees who are U.S. citizens are:
Obaidah Yusuf Abdullah, 32, Colorado Springs, Colorado Todd Michael Bair, 37, Worchestershire, England Jason Eric Bentley, 35, Hurst, Texas James Lee Carpenter II, 45, Killeen, Texas Quincy Lee Knox, 43, Copperas Cove, Texas Clifford J. Lawson, 46, Snellville, Georgia
The two employees who are citizens of the Philippines are:
Getulio Tibayan Templo Serafin Igos Hernandez
Twelve employees remain hospitalized, two in serious condition.
Vinnell Arabia is under contract to the U.S. Army to provide training services to the Saudi Arabian National Guard. The company employs about 800 people in Riyadh, a combination of United States, Saudi Arabian and citizens of other countries. U.S. citizens number 300.
Vinnell Corporation is part of Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems sector. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, based in Reston, Va., is a $3.5 billion global integrator of complex, mission-enabling systems and services for defense, intelligence and civil government markets. The sector's technology leadership and expertise spans areas such as strategic systems, including ICBMs; missile defense; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; command and control; and technical services and training.
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