Second Navy sailor killed in USS Fitzgerald collision returns to - KUSI News - San Diego, CA

Second Navy sailor killed in USS Fitzgerald collision returns to San Diego

Posted: Updated:

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The body of the second local sailor killed when the USS Fitzgerald collided with a Philippine merchant ship off the coast of Japan will return to San Diego Friday.

The body of Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass will arrive at San Diego International Airport Friday evening. An honor guard motorcade is expected to escort Douglass to El Camino Memorial in Sorrento Valley.

Related Link: Investigations continue into cause of USS Fitzgerald collision with Japanese merchant ship

Douglass was one of seven sailors killed in the collision — two of which were from San Diego County. The body of Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan of Chula Vista was returned to San Diego Wednesday.

The other five sailors are:

  • Gunner's Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia
  • Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, Connecticut
  • Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, Texas
  • Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, Maryland
  • Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37, from Elyria, Ohio

A public viewing for Douglass will be held next Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. at El Camino Memorial at 5600 Carroll Canyon Road. A funeral will be held at Miramar National Cemetery next Friday at 3 p.m.

Related Link: Seven sailors killed in USS Fitzgerald crash identified, two from San Diego

It was still unclear what led to the collision but captain of the ACX Crystal Ronald Advincula told TIME the Philippine merchant ship sent warning signals to the USS Fitzgerald and attempted to avoid collision but were unsuccessful.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation. U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Brian Fort was tasked with leading the investigation in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard and Japanese authorities. 

  • KUSI.com Feedback Form

    Questions or suggestions about this story? Message KUSI News below:

    * denotes required fields
    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thanks for your feedback.  We value your opinion!

MOST POPULAR SAN DIEGO NEWS

Stories
Videos
loading...
  • Sign up here for breaking news email alerts

    * denotes required fields

    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
  • SAN DIEGO WEATHER Supercast

Powered by Frankly

KUSI News

4575 Viewridge Ave. San Diego, CA 92123
Newsroom: 858-571-NEWS (6397)
Turko Files: 858-571-FILE (3453)
Business offices: 858-571-5151

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KUSI. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.