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Remains of sailor killed at Pearl Harbor attack buried in Guam

Remains of sailor killed at Pearl Harbor attack buried in Guam

Business
Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The remains of a U.S. Navy sailor killed in action during Japan's surprise attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor was laid to rest in Guam on Thursday. Steward Mate 1st Class Ignacio Camacho Farfan's recently identified remains were returned to the island of Guam where he was born and raised before he joined the Navy at age 19 in 1939. He was interred at the Guam Veterans Cemetery at Piti. "Petty Officer Farfan, this veteran's cemetery will welcome you home today to your final resting place, carried on the arms of your Navy brothers and sisters, your coffin swathed in an American flag, escorted by the descendents of your family's bloodline, surrounded today by an entire community," Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, commander of Joint Region Marianas, said in an address ...
Sailor injured during solo race rescued in Indian Ocean

Sailor injured during solo race rescued in Indian Ocean

World
A sailor who suffered a crippling back injury during a solo round-the-world race has been rescued in the Indian Ocean. Abhilash Tomy was rescued by a French fishing vessel, Osiris, on Monday amid an international effort coordinated by Australia.The 39-year-old skipper injured his back badly and was unable to move after a storm rolled his boat 360 degrees during the Golden Globe Race on Friday.Both masts on his 36ft-long (11m) classic yacht, Thuriya, were taken down by the storm and were seen hanging over the vessel's side. Mr Tomy, who is also an Indian naval officer, had been coming third out of 18 participants before the severe storm and survived on cans of iced tea.Indian navy spokesman Captain DK Sharma told Sky News: "He is conscious, he can talk, he's been rescued."...