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Sailors originally from Michigan injured in attack ask for prayers for fallen shipmates


NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Two Virginia-based sailors injured in a suicide boat attack last month at an Iraqi oil terminal said Wednesday they want the focus of attention to be on their three shipmates who died in the assault.

Petty Officer 1st Class Alan Ray Daily and Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Allen Carlton are being treated at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth for what the Navy describes as serious injuries that are not life-threatening.

A Navy spokesman said both men originally were from Michigan. Their ages and hometowns were not available.

The sailors have declined to speak with reporters but issued a statement Wednesday through the hospital asking that "the service members who paid the ultimate price be remembered with the respect they deserve."   more...


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