Category Archives: Sailor

Meet the sailor who wants to make your coverall nametag look less crappy

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“Necessity is the mother of invention,” the old proverb goes, and military men and women are no strangers to jury-rigging fixes on the fly. And so it went when Lt. Mitchell Kempisty, who has served on several ships in recent years, saw a nametag problem that needed fixing. Namely, the soft and bendy nametags were […]

Sailor dies after rescue swimming mishap in training

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A Navy sailor who suffered a training exercise mishap at Aviation Rescue Swimmer School died Tuesday. On April 5, Airman Nathan Burke became unresponsive as he was completing a training evolution in the pool, according to the Navy. “Paramedics responded and achieved a spontaneous return of circulation and pulse. He was transported to the hospital […]

One sailor dead, five hospitalized after convoy crash near Camp Pendleton

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A sailor died and five others were injured Tuesday following a military convoy traffic accident near Camp Pendleton, California. Five military trucks were traveling in a convoy on southbound Interstate 5, south of Basilone Road at about 6:50 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. “For reasons that are still under investigation, the convoy began […]

Sailor killed in Pearl Harbor attack laid to rest in Arizona

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PHOENIX — An 18-year-old U.S. Navy sailor from Arizona who died at Pearl Harbor was buried with full military honors on Friday after his remains were identified last year, about 80 years after the Japanese attack. Carl Johnson, a U.S. Navy seaman 1st Class and a Purple Heart recipient, was aboard the USS West Virginia […]

Navy ends search for sailor who fell overboard from carrier Theodore Roosevelt

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The U.S. Navy announced Saturday that it has called off search-and-rescue efforts for a 20-year-old sailor who reportedly fell overboard earlier this week from the USS Theodore Roosevelt. The Navy said in a statement it ended the effort at sunset Saturday after it searched more than 607 square nautical miles for more than 55 hours […]

Junior sailor dies in kayaking mishap

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A junior sailor drowned last month while kayaking in waters off Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, officials have confirmed. Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Apprentice Jinghui Xiao, 29, was kayaking with two other people in Bayou Grande on the afternoon of Nov. 15, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. At one point, Xiao “stepped into […]

USS Oklahoma sailor killed in Pearl Harbor attack laid to rest in Arkansas

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WINTHROP, Ark. — After nearly 80 years, the remains of a Navy sailor who died in the attack on Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor have been returned and buried in his home state of Arkansas. Twenty-year-old Samuel Cyrus Steiner went missing in action Dec. 7, 1941, aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma, the Texarkana Gazette reported Sunday. The […]

Sailor who screamed ‘F*** Trump!’ in viral video disciplined

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Sailor goes off, screams ‘F*** Trump!’ A uniformed petty officer got into it with a group of demonstrators recently, flipping off the crowd and shouting “F*** Trump!” at the gathering. A uniformed petty officer caught on camera screaming “Fuck Trump!” to a group of the president’s supporters this summer has received non-judicial punishment, officials confirmed […]

USS Oklahoma sailor killed at Pearl Harbor identified, will be honored

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FRANKFORT, Ky. — The remains of a U.S. Navy sailor who died during the attack on Pearl Harbor were identified and will be honored in Kentucky. Navy Fireman 2nd Class Martin Young, 29, of Hawesville, died on Dec. 7, 1941, when the USS Oklahoma capsized, news outlets reported. In October 1949, Young’s remains were classified […]

Navy identifies TR sailor who fatally shot himself while on watch

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A junior sailor who fatally shot himself Tuesday while standing watch on a San Diego Navy pier has been identified as Seaman Isaiah Glenn Silvio Peralta. Precisely what happened remains unclear, but officials said this week that the 20-year-old Peralta shot himself on the Naval Air Station North Island pier at about 8 a.m. Tuesday. […]