Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jacob Drake receives the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal in July for his efforts during Mid-Cycle Inspection (MCI) aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided missile-class destroyer USS John S. McCain. Drake, a graduate of Triad High School, is among the sailors missing after a crash involving the USS McCain. Photo from U.S. Navy.
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Looking forward to coming home. Drake had told his sister Veronica he was going to be home for leave in November and in December he was "going to be back in the United States for good."
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Graduated in 2013. The sailor graduated from Triad High School in 2013. He joined the Navy after graduating in part because of the possibility of travel, according to Veronica. The destroyer is based at the U.S. 7th Fleet's home port of Yokosuka, Japan, and his sister said he enjoys hiking throughout the country and visiting cat cafes.