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Naval Academy Midshipman Dies in Amtrak Accident

  POSTED ON: Friday, May 15, 2015 12:14 PM by

#042-15     ANNAPOLIS, Md.—The Naval Academy is deeply saddened to report that a midshipman was named as one of the passengers who lost their life in the AMTRAK train which crashed in north Philadelphia at approximately 9:30 p.m. last night. 

The midshipman was on leave and en route to their home of record when the accident occurred. 

The Brigade of Midshipman, staff and faculty were notified of the midshipman’s death this morning. Out of respect for the family’s privacy, the identity of the midshipman is being withheld for 24 hours after next of kin notification. 

The Naval Academy is supporting the midshipman’s family, friends, and loved ones during this time of grief.  Grief counseling services and support are available to midshipmen, faculty and staff through chains of command, our chaplains, and the Midshipmen Development Center.


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