His son was on the USS Fitzgerald. In Pascagoula, he recalls a ‘tough two-and-a-half hours.’

The father of one of the sailors riding on the USS Fitzgerald talks about the day the ship collided with a container ship in June 2017 off the Coast of Japan, killing seven sailors. The ship’s new captain thanks South Mississippi for support.
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The father of one of the sailors riding on the USS Fitzgerald talks about the day the ship collided with a container ship in June 2017 off the Coast of Japan, killing seven sailors. The ship’s new captain thanks South Mississippi for support.

Mary Perez is the business and casino reporter for the Sun Herald and also writes about Biloxi, jobs and the new restaurants and development coming to the Coast. She is a fourth-generation journalist.