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Navy Releases the Names of the 7 U.S. Sailors Killed in Pacific Collision

News Staff : Jun 19, 2017 : U.S. Department of Defense

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(Washington, DC)—[U.S. Department of Defense] The remains of seven sailors previously reported missing were located June 18 in flooded berthing compartments, after divers gained access to the spaces that were damaged when the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald was involved in a collision with the Philippine-flagged merchant vessel ACX Crystal, according to a U.S. 7th Fleet news release. (Photo by MC1 Peter Burghart/via Navy.mil)

The deceased are:

• Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia;

• Petty Officer 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego;

• Petty Officer 3rd Class Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, Connecticut;

• Petty Officer 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, Texas; (Photo: Damage of the USS Fitzgerald/via the ConservativeTreehouse)

• Petty Officer 2nd Class Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, California;

• Petty Officer 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, Maryland, and

• Petty Officer 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37, from Elyria, Ohio.

The incident is currently under investigation.







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