USS Fitzgerald Collision :U.S Navy Releases Names And Photos Of Officers Found Dead

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Seven missing sailors from the USS Fitzgerald were found dead in flooded berthing compartments following the warship's collision with a merchant vessel, a US military official said.

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The Navy's 7th Fleet said searchers found the bodies Sunday morning, Japan time, after the guided-missile destroyer returned to its base in Japan.

"This loss is something we all feel," Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, commander of the US 7th Fleet, told reporters alongside the ship at Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan Sunday.

"We have found a number of the remains ... of our missing shipmates, and our deepest sympathies go out to the families of those shipmates," he said.

 

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The Navy on Sunday released sailors' names. The deceased sailors are:
-- Gunner's Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia
-- Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego
-- 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

Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia.

Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from Sana 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.

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