January 15, 2016

Local Sailor Held Captive

Lieutenant David Nartker was held at an Iranian naval base on Farsi Island after a navigational error sent his patrol boat and one other into Iranian waters. The crews of both were detained by Iranian forces and kept overnight, but then released.

27-year-old Nartker appeared on Iranian television apologizing for the incident.

Nartker attended St. Raphael grade school here in Naperville, going on to graduate from Benet in Lisle in 2007 – after which, he attended the U.S. Naval Academy.

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