The Baltimore SunHalethorpe man, among 7 who died in USS Fitzgerald collision, had followed in father's Navy footsteps

Jun 20, 2017 - The Baltimore Sun

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Halethorpe man, among 7 who died in USS Fitzgerald collision, had followed in father's Navy footsteps

Xavier Martin joined the U.S. Navy to follow his father's footsteps. He excelled, and by 24 had become the youngest petty officer with a rank of first class aboard the USS Fitzgerald, based in Yokosuka, Japan, his father, Darrold Martin, said. "He was mimicking me," said Martin, of Halethorpe, who served four years in the Navy.The young sailor's promising career was cut short Saturday when the Fitzgerald collided with a container ship off Japan on Saturday....

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