Flags lowered to honor sailor killed in Navy collision
August 27, 2017
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Flags will be flown at half-staff on New York state government buildings to honor a sailor from the Hudson Valley who was killed when the USS John McCain collided with an oil tanker off Singapore.
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says flags will fly at half-staff on Tuesday to honor Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Corey George Ingram, of Poughkeepsie, and the other nine sailors killed in the Aug. 21 collision.
The crash ripped a gash in the McCain's hull, flooding crew berths and machinery and communications rooms.
The Navy said on Monday that divers had recovered...