One year after losing seven of their shipmates when the Fitz collided with a merchant vessel, some crew say they remain traumatized and wonder if they are ready to get underway again.
The attorney for one of the Fitz officers facing negligent homicide charges said this week that a reviewing officer has recommended the cases not be taken to trial.
The Navy quietly ended its pursuit of a homicide charge against Cmdr. Alfredo Sanchez, who oversaw the warship John S. McCain when it collided with a tanker in August, killing 10 sailors.
Attorneys for Cmdr. Bryce Benson said last week that public comments by Navy leadership have assigned guilt and cast "unwarranted aspersions" against the former skipper.