Navy sailor from NC lost overboard in Baltic Sea
N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The U.S. Navy released the name of a sailor from North Carolina who was lost overboard during training in the Baltic Sea.
Seaman recruit David L. Spearman was assigned to the USS Arleigh Burke when he went overboard on August 1.
Spearman reported to the USS Arleigh Burke, the lead ship of guided-missile destroyers, in April after training at Surface Warfaire Engineering School Command in Illinois.
“This bright, young man made an oversized positive impact on Arleigh Burke,” said Commander Pete Flynn. “My entire crew’s thoughts and prayers are with Seaman Recruit Spearman’s family and friends. We offer our most sincere condolences for their loss.”
The U.S. Air Force assisted with the search for Spearman.
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