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...

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