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Deceased Fitzgerald Sailors Posthumously Advanced

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WASHINGTON (NNS) — The Navy announced Wednesday that the seven Sailors who died aboard USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), were posthumously advanced to their next rank.


Deceased Fitzgerald Sailors Posthumously Advanced

– Gunner’s Mate Seaman Apprentice Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia, was posthumously advanced to Gunner’s Mate Seaman.

– Yeoman 3rd Class (frocked) Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego was posthumously permanently advanced to Petty Officer 3rd class.

– Sonar Technician 3rd Class (frocked) Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, Connecticut, was posthumously permanently advanced to Petty Officer 3rd class.

– Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, Texas, was posthumously advanced to Petty Officer 1st class.

– Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, California, was posthumously advanced to Petty Officer 1st class.

– Personnel Specialist 1st Class (frocked) Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, Maryland, was posthumously permanently advanced to Petty Officer 1st class.

– Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37, from Elyria, Ohio, was posthumously advanced to Chief Petty Officer.

The remains of these seven Sailors were located June 18, in flooded berthing compartments, after divers gained access to the spaces that were damaged when the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer Fitzgerald was involved in a collision with the Philippine-flagged merchant vessel ACX Crystal. (Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs)

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