As investigators work to understand what could have led to the collision between a Navy destroyer and a container ship, the NYT’s Dave Phillips looks at the ways the 7 sailors who died are representative of the nation and the military they served. “The roll call of the dead also illustrated the degree to which the military relies on recruits from immigrant communities around the country.”

+ Michael Daly: Navy sailor could have saved himself, chose to save his ‘kids’ or die trying.