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    Three More Sailors Die by Suicide While Their Carriers are Stuck in Shipyards

    Three More Sailors Die by Suicide While Their Carriers are Stuck in Shipyards

    Three more sailors stationed aboard Navy aircraft carriers undergoing refits have died by suicide in the past two months, with the latest death occurring on Monday.

    Cmdr. Robert Myers, a Navy spokesman, confirmed that a sailor stationed aboard the aircraft carrier George Washington died at a private residence in Newport News, Virginia, on Monday. A spokeswoman for the Newport News Police department told .com that they considered the death a suicide.

    Military.com is not releasing the name of the sailor, because the Navy says family notification has not been completed.

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    Meanwhile, the USS Theodore Roosevelt, an aircraft carrier undergoing a maintenance period at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Washington state, lost Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Christopher Carroll on Jan. 18 and Electrician's Mate (Nuclear) 3rd class Jacob Slocum on Dec. 5.

    Lt. Cmdr. Benjamin Anderson, a spokesman for the ship, confirmed the deaths to Military.com but said that both remain under investigation. The Kitsap County medical examiner's office confirmed suicide was the cause of death for both sailors in a phone call with Military.com on Thursday.

    The suicide aboard the George Washington comes just over a month after the Navy released its first report on the last three suicides the ship experienced in April. Military.com initially reported that sailors were…

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