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. The deceased sailors are: Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, of Palmyra, Virginia; Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, of San Diego; Ngoc T. Truong Huynh, 25, of Oakville, Connecticut; Noe Hernandez, 26, of Weslaco, Texas; Carlosvictor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, of Chula Vista, California; Xavier Alex Martin, 24, of Halethorpe, Maryland; and Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37, of Elyria, Ohio. The sailors were originally reported missing following the crash, and their bodies were later discovered in the ship's flooded compartments. Vice Adm. Joseph Aucion, commander of the Navy's 7th Fleet, said the damage to the destroyer was "significant," and the crew's response was "swift and effective."
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