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Sweet Home alum now serving on Navy ship


September 30, 2020

DAMAGE CONTROLMAN Fireman Hayden McDonald, from Sweet Home, assigned to Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97).

By Petty Officer 3rd Class

Andrew Langholf

Destroyer Squadron 15

A Sweet Home native and 2019 Sweet Home High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey in the East China Sea.

Fireman Hayden McDonald, of Sweet Home, is a damage controlman serving aboard the Halsey, homeported out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Halsey is under way in the 7th Fleet conducting operations in the Indo-Pacific while assigned to the forward deployed Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15.

Damage controlmen make up a part of the ship's Repair Division that maintain damage contro...

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