Francis Oladipo’s parents traveled from Nigeria to see their U.S. Navy sailor son receive his master’s degree from National University on Saturday. But, as always in Navy life, fate and the seas get a vote. Oladipo serves on the Anchorage, a San Diego amphibious transport dock ship. It was off shore last week for training. The ship was delayed. There were no helicopters available to deliver Oladipo in time. The Anchorage got back home on Saturday — missing graduation by just hours.
The bodies of seven sailors, including two from San Diego County, left Japan yesterday bound for Dover Air Force Base in the United States. The sailors were killed on Saturday when their ship, the Navy destroyer Fitzgerald, collided with a massive container ship off of Japan. The commander of Naval Forces Japan shared the news on social media. Two San Diego County sailors are among the dead.
Theories and questions are swirling today about why the Arleigh Burke-class Navy destroyer Fitzgerald couldn’t avoid a massive container ship in the dark hours of Saturday morning off Japan. It’s considered one of the worst collisions in decades of U.S. Navy history. Seven sailors, including two from San Diego County, died. Their bodies were recovered hours later from berthing compartments flooded by the crash.
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