Body of Ohio sailor Jacob Drake returning home

(WDTN Photo/ Dominic Wilson)

WEST JEFFERSON, OH (WCMH) — The body of Jacob Drake, one of 10 missing sailors killed after the U.S.S John McCain collided with a merchant ship Aug. 21st near Singapore, returns to Ohio, Tuesday.

The Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral home announced Drake’s body would be returning to Ohio Tuesday, with his visitation and funeral to be held Saturday.

Drake, 21, was aboard the U.S.S John McCain when it collided with a merchant ship near Singapore. Nine other sailors were killed in the crash.

READ MORE: Sailor among missing on USS John McCain from Champaign Co.

According to the funeral home, in lieu of flowers, Drake’s family is asking for people to honor his love of animals by making a donation to a local animal shelter or rescue of their choice. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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