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USS Fitzgerald Junior Officer Pleads Guilty In Deadly Shipwreck

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USS Fitzgerald Junior Officer Pleads Guilty In Deadly Shipwreck
According to a statement from the Navy, the officer pleaded guilty to a dereliction of duty charge Tuesday.
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A junior officer on board the USS Fitzgerald has pleaded guilty in connection with the shipwreck that killed seven U.S. sailors last year.

According to a statement from the Navy, the officer pleaded guilty to a dereliction of duty charge Tuesday. 

She received a punitive letter and will give up half a month's pay for three months as punishment. 

She was serving as officer of the deck when the Fitzgerald collided with a merchant ship off the coast of Japan back in June.

As of right now, the Navy says the officer will remain on active duty.