US families, friends of missing sailors proud, praying
August 24, 2017
Families in the United States are awaiting word on missing seamen who were aboard the USS John McCain when it collided with an oil tanker on Monday near Singapore.
The military says five sailors were injured and 10 were missing following the collision. The collision tore a hole in the ship's left rear hull and flooded adjacent compartments, including crew berths and machinery and communication rooms. The military has not identified any of the sailors, but family members in Michigan, Illinois, Texas and Ohio so far have confirmed some of them.
Here are brief portraits of the missing as repor...