Saturday, August 5, 2017

Missing USS Stethem Sailor Identified

Navy identifies Stethem sailor who went missing in South China Sea

STARS AND STRIPES
By MATTHEW M. BURKE
Published: August 4, 2017

Lt. Steven D. Hopkins is shown here with his wife, Patty Hopkins, and their two children in this undated Facebook photo. On Saturday, the Navy identified Hopkins as the USS Stethem sailor who was reported overboard from the guided-missile destroyer in the South China Sea on Aug. 1, 2017. VIA FACEBOOK

The Navy has identified Lt. Steven D. Hopkins as the USS Stethem sailor who was reported overboard from the guided-missile destroyer in the South China Sea on Aug. 1.

On Friday, the Navy announced it had suspended its search for Hopkins.

Hopkins was reported missing about 9 a.m. as the ship transited 140 miles west of Subic Bay, Philippines, a Navy statement said. An investigation into the disappearance is underway.
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