Showing posts with label sailors. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sailors. Show all posts

Sunday, April 14, 2019

NCIS investigating murder-suicide in Okinawa involving sailor

Japan: Sailor kills woman, self in Okinawa

The Associated Press
By: Yuri Kageyama
April 13, 2019

TOKYO — A U.S. serviceman fatally stabbed a Japanese woman and then killed himself in Okinawa on Saturday, Japan’s Foreign Ministry said, amid growing resentment about the presence of American troops in the southwestern Japanese region.
The apartment where a U.S. servicemen and a Japanese woman were found dead, in Chatan town on Okinawa on Saturday. The sailor fatally stabbed a Japanese woman and then killed himself , according to the Japanese Foreign Ministry, amid growing resentment about the presence of American troops in Japan's southwestern region. (Kyodo News via AP)

U.S. Forces Japan said the Naval Criminal Investigative Service was working with local police to look into the deaths of a U.S. Navy sailor assigned to a Marine unit and an Okinawa resident.

“This is an absolute tragedy and we are fully committed to supporting the investigation,” it said in a statement, adding that more information would be released later.
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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Canadian Sailor's body discovered in Africa

HMCS Toronto sailor found dead during port visit in Seychelles 
CTV News Canada
January 2, 2014
A member of the Canadian Armed Forces has died in the small African island nation of Seychelles, the Department of National Defence said Thursday evening, adding that his death was non-combat related.

Lt. Andrew F. Webster, 33, was based out of CFB Halifax in Nova Scotia.

He was found dead in his hotel room just after 12:15 p.m. local time on Thursday, the department said in a statement.

The Dartmouth, N.S man was a member of HMCS Toronto, a navy ship which had made a scheduled port visit to the city of Victoria, the capital of Seychelles, the department said.
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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Toilets not working on Bush aircraft carrier

Toilet Troubles Add to Sailors' Deployment Stress
November 15, 2011
by Corinne Reilly

It may seem like a trivial inconvenience in the scheme of things, but it's become routine enough that some sailors aboard the Norfolk-based aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush say it's affecting their morale, their health and their job performance: Since the ship left for its maiden combat deployment in May, its toilet system has suffered outages so frequently that crew members sometimes can't find a single working commode.

Over the weekend, the mother of one Bush sailor became so upset by her son's repeated reports of widespread toilet outages that she blasted a news release about it to reporters across the country.

"The sailors aboard the USS George H.W. Bush have already endured nearly six months with an unhealthy 'inconvenience' that most civilians would not tolerate for six hours," Mary Brotherton wrote. "The taxpayers are outraged over the living conditions of the men and women onboard."

Brotherton's son, Petty Officer 1st Class Richard Frakes, said in an email interview that on some occasions he's searched almost an hour to find a working head, the Navy's term for a toilet.

"It definitely affects my morale," said Frakes, an aviation mechanic. "When I was unable to relieve myself for two days, I was irate to say the least."
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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Search off Camp Pendleton after sailor swept out to sea

Search off Camp Pendleton after sailor swept out to sea

CAMP PENDLETON (CNS) - Lifeguards, Coast Guard crews and Marine Corps personnel searched the Pacific Ocean and miles of shoreline in the far northern reaches of San Diego County Friday for a Navy petty officer who went missing during a recreational swim off the coast of Camp Pendleton.

The serviceman, a Kentucky native in his 20s whose name was not released, was in the surf with another sailor when he was swept out to sea about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Officials suspected he may have become caught in a particularly strong rip current.
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Search off Camp Pendleton after sailor swept out to sea

Sunday, October 10, 2010

North Miami Beach sailor killed in Afghanistan

U.S. Navy sailor's medical school dreams end with deadly blast in Afghanistan.

The U.S. Department of Defense identified a North Miami Beach sailor Sunday as a casualty in the war in Afghanistan.

U.S. Navy sailor Edwin Gonzalez's friends called him Superman. He liked the idea so much he had a five-inch "S'' tattooed on his chest.

"It was because he was always getting in accidents and coming out fine," said Claudia Herrera, a former classmate of Gonzalez, of North Miami Beach.

"He was hit by cars twice and came out without a scratch," said Victor Medina, another friend.

On Friday, Gonzalez, 22, a newlywed, was killed when a roadside bomb exploded during combat operations in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan, the U.S. Department of Defense reported Sunday.
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Sailor from North Miami Beach killed in Afghanistan