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Navy identifies sailor killed aboard Ike

Oct. 6, 2008 - 07:46PM   |   Last Updated: Oct. 6, 2008 - 07:46PM  |  
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NORFOLK, Va. The Navy identified the sailor killed Saturday night aboard the aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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NORFOLK, Va. The Navy identified the sailor killed Saturday night aboard the aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Aircraft Handling) 2nd Class (AW) Robert Lemar Robinson, 31, of Detroit, was killed during launch operations, 2nd Fleet spokeswoman Lt. Courtney Hillson said. A news release said the sailor "was hit by a plane and died."

Hillson said the sailor was killed during the "launch phase" on the flight deck Oct. 4, off the coast of Cherry Point, N.C.

She confirmed that Robinson was hit by a launching aircraft.

Robinson leaves behind three children. An investigation is underway.

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