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September 19, 2017

Mother: Son tried to save Navy shipmates after collision

By MARI YAMAGUCHI TAMMY WEBBER The Associated Press
This article was published June 19, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

YOKOSUKA, Japan -- The mother of a U.S. Navy sailor who survived a direct hit to his sleeping berth during a collision at sea said her son kept diving back down to try to save his shipmates until the flooded berth began running out of air pockets, while others -- believing the ship was under attack -- hurried to man the guns.

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