The Mission – According to Blind Man’s Bluff:
Chief of Naval Operations Request Two Volunteers
On August 22, 1956, Chinese fighters shot down U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane over Shegsi Islands, killing all 16 crew members.
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On August 21, 2017, USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), was involved in a collision with the Liberian-flagged tanker Alnic MC off the coast of Singapore and Malaysia, east of the Strait of Malacca. According to a U.S. Navy press release, the breach “resulted in flooding to nearby compartments, including crew berthing, machinery, and communications rooms.”
Master Chief Cooper’s biography follows: