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Congressman Neal Issues Statement on U.S.S. Fitzgerald Deaths

June 18, 2017
Press Release

(WASHINGTON) - Congressman Richard E. Neal released the following statement today after the U.S.S Fitzgerald collided with a container ship off the coast of Japan killing several sailors in the U.S. Navy:

“On Father’s Day, my thoughts and prayers are with the families and crew of the brave American sailors who lost their lives when the U.S.S. Fitzgerald collided with a container ship off the coast of Japan on Saturday. The U.S. Navy is the world’s leading naval power and the men and women who serve in uniform put themselves in harm’s way on a daily basis to help keep America safe. These service members are courageous, dedicated and represent the very best in our country. And today is sad reminder of the great risks they assume defending the United States. I join with the rest of the American family in honoring their sacrifice and mourning their loss,” said Congressman Richard E. Neal.

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