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Local sailors laid to rest


Last updated 7/17/2017 at Noon

SAN DIEGO – Services were held Friday, July 7 for the first of two San Diego-area Navy sailors who died in last month's collision between the destroyer USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine-flagged container ship near Japan.

Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, a 25-year-old 2010 Fallbrook High School graduate who lived in San Diego, was interred at a ceremony at the Miramar National Cemetery. His flag-draped casket was ushered into the ceremony on the back of a motorcycle driven by a SoCal Patriot Guard Rider.

Born in a military hospital in Okinawa, Douglass was described by his famil...

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