Navy Identifies 7 Deceased Fitzgerald Sailors

USS Fitzgerald Casualties
The sailors killed off the coast of Japan were identified as (top row, left to right) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan, 23; Gunner’s Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19; Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25; and Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego, CA. Bottom row: Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr; Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin, 24,; and Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, 26 Source: Reuters

OKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) –(ENEWSPF)—June 19, 2017.  The remains of seven Sailors previously reported missing were located in flooded berthing compartments, after divers gained access to the spaces, June 18, that were damaged when the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) was involved in a collision with the Philippine-flagged merchant vessel ACX Crystal.

The deceased 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 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

The incident is currently under investigation.

Source: www.f.navy.mil