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Sailor from Connecticut among 7 killed in collision

This undated photo released by the U.S. Navy, Monday, June 19, 2017, shows Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, Connecticut. Huynh is one of the seven sailors who died in a collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship off Japan on Saturday, June 17, 2017. (U.S. Navy via AP)

The sister of a U.S. Navy sailor from Oakville, Connecticut, who was killed in a collision between a destroyer and a container ship off Japan is describing her brother as "selfless."

Twenty-five-year-old Ngoc T Truong Huynh was one of seven sailors killed aboard the USS Fitzgerald on Saturday.

Lan Huynh told WVIT-TV on Sunday that the family is coping as best it can.

She said the family moved to Connecticut when Huynh was in eighth-grade. Her brother graduated from Watertown High School and also attended Naugatuck Valley Community College before enlisting the Navy in 2014. The family moved to Oklahoma a short time later.

Lan Huynh said her brother always "had the brightest smile."

Connecticut's governor has ordered flags to fly at half-staff in Huynh's honor.


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