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Two local high school grads among those killed on U.S.S. Fitzgerald


Last updated 6/19/2017 at Noon

Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, California. Sibayan was one of seven Sailors killed when the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) was involved in a collision with the Philippine-flagged merchant vessel ACX Crystal. The incident is under investigation. U.S. Navy photo

Two graduates of local high schools were among those killed when the U.S.S. Fitzgerald collided with a freighter off the coast of Japan.

Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Douglass, 25, was a 2010 graduate of Fallbrook High School. Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlos Sibayan, 23, was a 2012 graduate of Chaparral, and was reportedly a member of the school’s Naval Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps while enrolled there.

Both, along with five other sailors, perished in a collision with the ACX Crystal, a container ship flagged in the Phillipines, off Japan’s Izu Pen...

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