Maryland sailor who died in Fitzgerald collision interred at Arlington National Cemetery
By ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: August 9, 2017
ARLINGTON, Va. — Flags in Maryland were flying at half-staff for a sailor who died in June when the U.S. Navy destroyer he was on collided with a container ship off the coast of Japan.
Xavier Alec Martin was interred at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia Wednesday and the flags were flown at half-staff in Maryland in his honor.
The 24-year-old sailor was from Halethorpe, Maryland.
Martin was one of seven sailors killed when the ship he was on, the USS Fitzgerald, collided with a container ship off the Japanese coast.