Navy identifies missing sailor as former Citadel cadet

Lt. Steven D. Hopkins (Provided by the US Navy)

A sailor missing since August 1, after being reported as lost overboard from a destroyer west of Subic Bay near the Philippines, has been identified.

The U.S. Navy released a briefing this weekend identifying the lost sailor as Lt. Steven D. Hopkins.

Lt. Hopkins is a Texas native who received his commission at The Citadel in May 2009. He began serving on the USS Stehem in July 2017.

The circumstances of Lt. Hopkins' disappearance have not been reported. The Navy canceled the search to find him on August 4 after nearly 80 hours of combing about 10,000 square nautical miles.

The Navy reports the incident remains under investigation.

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