Jun 19, 2017 by Will Maule

USS Fitzgerald Disaster: "Please Pray For My Son And His Shipmates"

The bodies of seven missing sailors have been found just a day after they disappeared following a brutal collision between USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine cargo ship. The incident took place around 2:30am local time Saturday 56 nautical miles south of Yokosuka, Japan, according to CBN.

"We are struck by deep sorrow," Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wrote, who recently met President Donald Trump at the White House. He also expressed condolences "straight from my heart" for both the victims and injured. "I express my heartfelt solidarity to America at this difficult time," Abe said, praising U.S. servicemen in Japan under the allies' bilateral security pact.

"As more information is learned, we will be sure to share to it with the Fitzgerald families and when appropriate the public," Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson said in a statement as parents wait anxiously for news of their children. 

"Thank you for your well wishes and messages of concern. All of our thoughts and prayers are with the Fitzgerald crew and their families," he also said.

We are the parents of a sailor on the USS Fitzgerald. 1 sailor injured, 7 sailors still missing," twitter user BMamaDB wrote. "Please pray for my son and his shipmates."

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