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Saturday, 17 June 2017 22:15

Bodies of 7 missing US Navy sailors found inside damaged warship

Written by  Associated Press

YOKOSUKA, Japan — The U.S. Navy says the bodies of sailors who went missing in the collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship have been found aboard the stricken destroyer.

The Navy says in a statement that searchers had gained access to the spaces that were damaged during the collision.

A total of seven sailors had been missing since Saturday’s crash off Japan’s coast.

The Navy says the remains are being transferred to Naval Hospital Yokosuka where they will be identified.

It says the families are being notified and being provided the support they need during “this difficult time.” The names of the sailors will be released after all notifications are made.

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Last modified on Saturday, 17 June 2017 22:50

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Some one was asleep at the wheel.

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What can we say? What a terrible waste of American Patriots.

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Jon Bradfield Written by Jon Bradfield
June 19, 2017
May God rest their immortal souls. This old salt understands how they lived and died in service of their country. While it shouldn't have happened, their families should be provided with a pension and be cared for until the children are grown. The widows need to be provided for the rest of their days.


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