USS John S. McCain sailors listen to Adm. John Aquilino, U.S. Pacific Fleet commander, during an awards ceremony aboard the guided-missile destroyer at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Wednesday, July 10, 2019.  WILLIAM MCCANN/U.S. NAVY
USS John S. McCain sailors listen to Adm. John Aquilino, U.S. Pacific Fleet commander, during an awards ceremony aboard the guided-missile destroyer at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. WILLIAM MCCANN/U.S. NAVY

Navy recognizes USS McCain sailors who helped save ship after deadly collision

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YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Fifty USS John S. McCain sailors have been recognized for bravery and damage-control efforts two years after the destroyer’s deadly collision with a commercial vessel near Singapore.

Seven McCain crew members who attended a ceremony aboard the ship Wednesday were presented with medals by U.S. Pacific Fleet commander Adm. John Aquilino and 7th Fleet commander Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, a Navy statement said.

“To commemorate on this ship what these men and women did is both notable and fitting, because the memory of their actions represents the toughness and pride of our Navy,” Aquilino said, according to the statement. “It also helps remind the next generation of Sailors the moral character, personal sacrifice, and selfless commitment required to not give up the ship.”

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