- Associated Press - Saturday, September 16, 2017

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) - Funeral services have been held for a New Jersey man who was among the 10 U.S. sailors killed last month when a Navy ship collided with an oil tanker off Singapore.

Dozens of mourners gathered Saturday at Saint Andrews United Methodist Church in Cherry Hill to mourn 22-year-old Kenneth Smith. He was a 2013 graduate of Cherry Hill High School East.

Smith was an electronics technician 3rd Class aboard the USS John McCain when it collided with the tanker on Aug. 21.


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Navy divers recovered the victims’ remains inside flooded compartments of the ship in the days after the accident.

The collision remains under investigation.



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