- Associated Press - Saturday, September 16, 2017

WEST JEFFERSON, Ohio (AP) - One of the 10 U.S. Navy sailors killed after the USS John McCain collided with an oil tanker near Singapore will be remembered at funeral near his hometown in Ohio.

Services for Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jacob Drake will be Saturday afternoon in West Jefferson.

The 21-year-old was from Cable, a village about 50 miles (81 kilometers) west of Columbus.


TOP STORIES
Republicans introduce bill to protect LGBTQ Americans
Republicans question Democrats' resolve as public turns against impeachment
County may become first in U.S. to bar new refugees


Drake’s body was brought back to Ohio earlier this week and escorted by an honor guard procession.

He graduated from Triad High School.



His sister told media outlets that he joined the Navy after high school graduation partly out of a desire to travel.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide