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Published:June 20th, 2017 10:45 EST

Navy Identifies 7 Deceased Fitzgerald Sailors

By SOP newswire3

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.

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;

-- 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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