Names of missing sailors released

(WXYZ) - The U.S. Navy has released the names of the seven American sailors who went missing after a ship crash, 56 miles off the coast of Japan. 

Their bodies were discovered yesterday on the heavily damaged U.S. navy ship. 

The sailors disappeared when the USS Fitzgerald collided with a Philippine container ship. 

The collision tore a gash down the middle of the navy ship, and three compartments flooded. 

The bodies were taken to the Naval Hospital Yokosuka to be identified. 

Their names are: 

-Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia (Gunner's Mate Seaman) 

-Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego, California (Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo) 

-Ngoc T. Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, Connecticut (Sonar Technician, 3rd Class) 

-Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, Texas (Gunner's Mate, 2nd Class) 

-Carlosvictor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, California (Fire Controlman, 2nd Class) 

-Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, Maryland (Personnel Specialist, 1st Class) 

-Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37, from Elyria, Ohio (Fire Controlman, 1st Class) 


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