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Family of Decatur sailor missing near Singapore: 'Keeping faith in God'

Family of Decatur sailor missing near Singapore: 'Keeping faith in God'

A relative of an Illinois sailor missing in the USS John S. McCain disaster said the family is "praying and keeping faith in God" as they await updates on the search.

The Navy identified Petty Officer 3rd Class Logan Stephen Palmer, of Decatur, as one of nine sailors still missing after the McCain and an oil tanker collided near Singapore this week. The Navy also announced the recovery of the remains of one sailor, 22-year-old Kenneth Aaron Smith, of New Jersey.

Palmer's cousin Bekah Tucker said his relatives "are getting by with the help of family and friends."

"We've had groups of people come to Logan's mom's house to help out inside and out....

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