US Navy identifies 7 sailors lost in Fitzgerald collision

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    7 sailors killed USS Fitzgerald
    Left to right top: Rigsby, Douglass, Huynh, Hernandez. Left to right bottom: Sibayan, Martin, Rehm Jr.

    YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) – The remains of seven Sailors previously reported missing were located in flooded berthing compartments, after divers gained access to the spaces, June 18, that were damaged when the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) was involved in a collision with the Philippine-flagged merchant vessel ACX Crystal.

    The deceased are:

    – Gunner’s Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia

    – Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego, California

    – Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, Connecticut

    – Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, Texas

    – Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, California

    – Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, Maryland

    – Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37, from Elyria, Ohio

    The incident is currently under investigation.[/fusion_text]

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