Killeen sailor killed on USS McCain will be laid to rest Thursday

John Hoagland III

John Hoagland III

The Texas sailor that was killed in the USS John McCain collision will be laid to rest on Thursday in the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.

Hoagland enlisted in the Navy in July of 2015 and achieved the rank of Electronics Technician 3rd Class.

The body of Jacob Drake, one of 10 missing sailors killed after the U.S.S John McCain collided with a merchant ship August 21st near Singapore, returns to Ohio, Tuesday.

Palmer was a 2012 high school graduate, an Eagle Scout and an active church member.

A visitation will be held at 9 a.m. on September 14 at Heritage Funeral Home in Harker Heights.

The Navy destroyer was named after the father and grandfather of U.S. Senator John McCain, who were both admirals.

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