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‘This is not closure’: Navy families want answers on McCain, Fitzgerald deaths

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On her living room table, Rachel Eckels keeps a note her son wrote when he was 4. On the refrigerator door hangs a later photo of the young man, movie-star handsome in his dress-blue uniform.

And on the kitchen counter, in a FedEx box, is his death certificate.

Timothy Eckels Jr., 23, of Manchester, Md., a Navy Information Systems Technician 2nd Class aboard the USS John S. McCain, was killed in August when the destroyer collided with a tanker in the crowded Singapore Strait. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/this-is-not-closure-navy-families-want-answers-on-mccain-fitzgerald-deaths/2017/12/26/8501fdca-e523-11e7-833f-155031558ff4_story.html?utm_term=.932dd5e063a2

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