26 Jun '17, 2pm

Half-mast honors Tuesday for sailors who died on the Fitzgerald

Acting Secretary of the Navy of the Navy Sean J. Stackley has ordered that the “National Ensign of the United States” be flown at half-staff from dawn to dusk June 27 on all Navy and Marine Corps buildings and installations as well as on all naval vessels. The order comes in honor of the seven sailors who died onboard guided-missile destroyer Fitzgerald June 17 in a collision with a merchant ship off Japan. The date was picked to correspond with memorials planned for the sailors by the U.S. Seventh Fleet in Japan. The honors were approved today and announced in All Navy Message 045/17. “The United States Navy and Marine Corps Family continues to mourn the loss of our fellow shipmates. As the Fleet strives to work through these trying times, we come together to honor the heroic efforts of our brave sailors and international partners and support those currently standing the ...

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