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Monday, June 19, 2017

U.S. Navy Identifies 7 Sailors, 1 From Md., Who Died In Destroyer Collision

YOKOSUKA, Japan (WJZ) — CBS News reports the Navy has released the names of the seven sailors who were found dead among the wreckage of the USS Fitzgerald Saturday.

One of the sailors, 24-year-old Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin is from Halethorpe in Baltimore, County.

The identified deceased sailors 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 Carlosvictor 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 
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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fair winds sailors and thank you for your service to your country.

Anonymous said...

It appears to me that these Navy Sailors were immigrants to our Country.
I wonder what is the % of Navy Sailors who are immigrants?
Do any of the commenters know?

Anonymous said...

Terribly sad. RIP. Also saw that the man released from N Korea has died.

Anonymous said...

4:50 even if we did it has no bearing on this tragedy.

Anonymous said...

Condolences to the families of these sailors.

Anonymous said...

4:50, they all had one thing in common. They were all American Patriots serving in foreign territory putting their very lives on the line every day protecting YOU and your family and neighbors.

What more information do you need?

Anonymous said...

Who knows who cares but I guarantee they are LEGAL just like my grandparents!!!

Anonymous said...

I suggest a lot of service people are immigrants.
They are running out of American kids to kill in these illegal wars.
So pretty good bet the majority of the military are now from other countries trying to "earn their way" to citizenship by killing for the bankers.

Just a guess though.

Anonymous said...

These were men of the United States Navy. Legal citizens of the United States. Does it really matter that they were immigrants? No!! What matters is we lost 7 United States Navy Servicemen in a traggic accident.

Phillip Berryhill DC2 93-97 said...

Fair winds and following seas my Navy brothers. May you rest in peace and be remembered for your sacrifice to our country. I salute you.