The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps divers have now recovered the remains of all 10 USS John S. McCain sailors killed after the guided-missile destroyer collided with an oil cargo ship Monday in waters east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.
The Navy made the announcement Sunday evening that all reamins had been recovered after days of searching.
Friday, divers found the body of Electronics Technician 3rd Class Dustin Louis Doyon, 26, of Suffield, Connecticut. Earlier in the week, divers found the body of Electronics Technician 3rd Class Kenneth Aaron Smith, 22, from Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
Eight additional sailors’ remains were unaccounted for, but the Navy’s announcement reported they have since been located and include:
– Electronics Technician 1st Class Charles Nathan Findley, 31, from Amazonia, Missouri
– Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Abraham Lopez, 39, from El Paso, Texas
– Electronics Technician 2nd Class Kevin Sayer Bushell, 26, from Gaithersburg, Maryland
– Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jacob Daniel Drake, 21, from Cable, Ohio
– Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Timothy Thomas Eckels Jr., 23, from Manchester, Maryland
– Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Corey George Ingram, 28, from Poughkeepsie, New York
– Electronics Technician 3rd Class John Henry Hoagland III, 20, from Killeen, Texas
– Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Logan Stephen Palmer, 23, from Decatur, Illinois
– Electronics Technician 3rd Class, Kenneth Aaron Smith, 22, of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
America, an amphibious assault ship, was the first U.S. warship to come to the aid of the McCain after it collided with the Liberian-flagged tanker Alnic MC, according to a U.S. Navy statement.
The McCain sustained heavy damage to its port side in the collision, but was nevertheless able to sail back to dock in Singapore, where it was met by the USS America.
It’s not clear where all the sailors’ remains were located.
The incident is under investigation to determine the facts and circumstances of the collision, according to Navy officials.
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