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GB native injured in Navy destroyer accident in Japan

CDR Bryce Benson (Courtesy: U.S. Navy)

A native of Green Bay, CDR Bryce Benson was injured in the accident involving a Navy destroyer and a container ship.

CDR Benson graduated from Marquette University and earned his commission through the Naval ROTC program.

Benson, Fitzgerald's commanding officer was transferred to U.S. Naval Hospital and is reportedly in stable condition.

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U.S. and Japanese vessels and aircraft were searching Saturday for seven American sailors who were missing after their Navy destroyer collided before dawn with a container ship four times its size off the coast of Japan.

The USS Fitzgerald was back at its home port in Yokosuka Naval Base south of Tokyo by sunset Saturday, its crew lined up on deck.

The Philippine-flagged container ship was berthed at Tokyo's Oi wharf, where officials began questioning crew members about the cause of the nighttime crash.


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