U.S. Navy identifies missing USS Shiloh Sailor
PHILIPPINE SEA - The USS Shiloh (CG 67) Sailor who presumably went overboard on June 8 has been identified as Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Peter Mims.
U.S. Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and Japan Coast Guard assets spent over 50 hours in a comprehensive search that covered roughly 5,500 square miles. The team suspended their search efforts on midnight June 11.
Mims, who enlisted in the Navy in February 2014, and reported to Shiloh in August of that year, was reported missing and assumed overboard June 8 at about 9:30 p.m. while the ship was conducting routine operations 180 miles east of Okinawa, Japan.
Among the awards that Mims has earned are the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Navy Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon and Sea Service Ribbon. His last promotion was August 2015.
An investigation is currently underway.