US US sailors who died in destroyer-container ship crash

16:05  19 june  2017
16:05  19 june  2017 Source:   Associated Press

Trump sends prayers for missing U.S. sailors near Japan

  Trump sends prayers for missing U.S. sailors near Japan Trump thanks Japanese allies for help in search for missing U.S. sailors."Thoughts and prayers with the sailors of USS Fitzgerald and their families. Thank you to our Japanese allies for their assistance," Trump tweeted.

US Navy missing sailors found inside damaged destroyer USS Fitzgerald. TOKYO - The U . S . Navy has identified the seven sailors who died when their destroyer collided with a container ship off Japan on Saturday.

uss fitzgerald. Edit. Navy identifies sailors killed in destroyer crash . On Sunday night, the U . S . Navy identified the seven sailors who died after their destroyer , the USS Fitzgerald, collided with a container ship off of Japan on Saturday.

This combination of undated photos released Monday, June 19, 2017, by the U.S. Navy shows the seven U.S. sailors who died in a collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship off Japan on Saturday, June 17, 2017. From top left to right, Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, Maryland, Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego, California, Gunner's Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia, and Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, California. From bottom left to right, Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, Connecticut, Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, Texas, and Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37, from Elyria, Ohio. (U.S. Navy via AP)© The Associated Press This combination of undated photos released Monday, June 19, 2017, by the U.S. Navy shows the seven U.S. sailors who died in a collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship off Japan on Saturday, June 17, 2017. From top left to right, Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, Maryland, Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego, California, Gunner's Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia, and Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, California. From bottom left to right, Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, Connecticut, Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, Texas, and Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37, from Elyria, Ohio. (U.S. Navy via AP)

Among the seven U.S. Navy sailors who died in the Saturday collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine-flagged container ship off Japan were an Ohioan expecting to retire soon and a Connecticut man described by his sister as "selfless."

Rear admiral to investigate fatal Navy collision off Japan

  Rear admiral to investigate fatal Navy collision off Japan A rear admiral has been named to head the U.S. Navy's investigation into a collision off Japan that took the lives of seven sailors aboard the USS Fitzgerald. the destroyer flooded berthsThe Japan-based 7th Fleet said Friday that Brian Fort would lead the probe into the crash with a Philippine-flagged container ship in the pre-dawn hours of June 17.

The U . S . Navy has identified the seven sailors who died when their destroyer collided with a container ship off Japan on Saturday, and two of them were residents of San Diego County. (KABC).

US and Japanese vessels and aircraft keep up search for seven American sailors who were missing after their Navy destroyer collided in darkness with a container ship four times its size off the coast of Japan.

Here are snapshots of them taken from interviews of family and friends with the media:

NGOC T TRUONG HUYNH

Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T. Truong Huynh, 25, always "had the brightest smile," his sister says. He was "selfless," Lan Huynh told WVIT-TV of Hartford, Connecticut, and the family is coping as best they can.

Huynh graduated from Watertown High School and attended Naugatuck Valley Community College before enlisting in the Navy in 2014. The family moved to Oklahoma a short time later.

Connecticut's governor has ordered flags to fly at half-staff in Huynh's honor.

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GARY LEO REHM JR.

Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37, was three months shy of retiring when he was killed, his cousin tells The Chronicle-Telegram in Elyria, Ohio.

Rehm was from Elyria, about 25 miles west of Cleveland, and is survived by his wife, Erin; his parents, in Virginia; and a sister in Texas, his cousin Brad Rehm said, adding that word of his death was shocking.

He enlisted in the Navy in 1998.

Daniel Kahle of Chesapeake, Virginia, a Navy veteran who served with Rehm while deployed to the Persian Gulf during the Iraq war, told the newspaper he hadn't spoken to his former colleague in years but will remember him as "a great guy" who always seemed to be smiling. Rehm was a graduate of Oberlin High School as a Lorain County Joint Vocational School student.

Navy stops search for 7 missing sailors after bodies found .
<p>Navy divers found a number of sailors' bodies Sunday aboard the stricken USS Fitzgerald that collided with a container ship in the busy sea off Japan, but a spokeswoman said not all seven missing had been accounted for.</p>Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin addressed reporters at a Navy base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, but wouldn't say how many bodies were recovered, pending notification of next of kin.

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