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Blumenthal Statement Regarding Missing Suffield Sailor

(Hartford, CT) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued the following statement regarding news that Suffield native Electronics Technician 3rd Class Dustin Louis Doyon is among the sailors missing following the USS John S. McCain collision.

 “My thoughts and prayers are with the Doyon family as this tragic search continues. The Navy owes the family and our nation a swift and thorough investigation to determine how this could have happened and how to prevent future tragedy—the fourth major accident at sea this year and the second involving a Connecticut sailor. As a member of the Armed Services Committee, I will be asking Chairman McCain and Ranking Member Reed to hold a hearing on the Navy's measures to investigate and correct the serious deficiencies that contributed to these collisions.”