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7 Sailors Emerged From Diverse Backgrounds to Pursue a Common Cause
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7 Sailors Emerged From Diverse Backgrounds to Pursue a Common Cause

The seven sailors who died when the destroyer Fitzgerald collided with a container ship last weekend were a snapshot of the nation they served: an immigrant from the Philippines whose father served in the Navy before him; a poor teenager whose Guatemalan family came north eager for opportunity; a native of Vietnam hoping to help his family; a firefighter’s son from a rural crossroads in the rolling green fields of Virginia. Continue reading