A Sailor's Story: Fireman Wilton Lanny Huyghue


Fireman Wilton Lanny Huyghue was born on May 14, 1970, in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. He enlisted in the US Navy after high school in 1988 and was assigned to the USS Saratoga.  He deployed with the ship to the Persian Gulf in August of 1990 for Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield and the Gulf War.

On December 22, 1990, the ferry Al Tovia, which was carrying the sailors returning from shore leave at Haifa, Israel, sank, and Fireman Wilton Huyghue drowned.  


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