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Funeral Set For NJ Navy Sailor Killed In Ship Collision

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) – Services are set for the New Jersey man who was among the 10 U.S. sailors killed last month when a Navy ship collided with an oil tanker off Singapore.

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Family and friends will attend a visitation and funeral for 22-year-old Kenneth Smith at Saint Andrews United Methodist Church in Cherry Hill on Saturday afternoon. He was a 2013 graduate of Cherry Hill High School East.

Smith was an electronics technician 3rd Class aboard the USS John McCain when it collided with the tanker on Aug. 21.

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Navy divers recovered the victims’ remains inside flooded compartments of the ship in the days after the accident.

The collision is under investigation.

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