Pike County sailor on board USS John S. McCain during collision reunites with family

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - A Pike County sailor was reunited with his family Sunday after being overseas during an incident on the USS John S. McCain in August.

USS John S. McCain (Photo Source: Cheng S. Yang / MGN)

Sailor Phillip Fields graduated from Pike Central High School in 1999. Fields was on board the USS John S. McCain when it collided with a tanker in the Southeast Asian waters Sunday August 20.

Fields’ wife reached out to WYMT after the incident saying she had not heard from her husband and was worried. Early Monday morning she told WYMT he was able to reach out to her and was fine, but shaken up.

This is the first time Fields has seen his family since the incident.

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