The crew of the Fitzgerald endured a bruising operational tempo in the months leading up to the fatal collision that left little time for training. But despite all that, they saved their ship and got her back home.
Videos: One Father's Loss
A day with a Fitzgerald father: Listening to the final message | Military Times Reports
Almost one year after the crash of the Fitzgerald that killed seven sailors, Military Times spent Memorial Day with the father of one of the sailors drowned in the collision. Part 1: Darrold Martin listens to the last voicemail message his son sent to him - through a sound wave tattooed onto his arm. View more special coverage here: https://www.navytimes.com/news/ship-collisions/