19 Jun '17, 4pm

Navy identifies 7 sailors killed in USS Fitzgerald collision near Japan - Pacific - Stripes

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Navy has named the seven USS Fitzgerald sailors who died after the destroyer collided with a cargo ship Saturday off the coast of Japan. A 7th Fleet statement issued Monday morning identified them as: Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, of Palmyra, Va. Petty Officer 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, of San Diego. Petty Officer 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, 26, of Weslaco, Texas. Petty Officer 3rd Class Ngoc Truong Huynh, 25, of Oakville, Conn. Petty Officer 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37, of Elyria, Ohio. Petty Officer 2nd Class Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, of Chula Vista, Calif. Petty Officer 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin, 24, of Halethorpe, Md. The collision between the Fitzgerald and the Philippine-flagged ACX Crystal happened about 2:20 a.m. Saturday, about 64 miles southwest of Yokosuka near the Izu Peninsula, a Navy statement said. ...

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