Navy marks 15th anniversary of the deadly attack on the USS Cole

Posted at 10:02 AM, Oct 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-12 16:57:56-04

Norfolk, Va. (WTKR) - October 12, 2015 marks the 15 year anniversary of the deadly terrorist attack on the USS Cole.

The USS Cole was refueling in Yemen when two suicide bombers with connections to Al-Qaeda sent blasts through the ship's port side.

Seventeen sailors were killed and another 39 were injured.

"It’s not something you get used to. It’s something you have to live with. It doesn’t get any easier over time. It’s just something that gives you more reason to remember as the years go by," Jamal Gunn, whose brother Cherone was killed in the attack, told NewsChannel 3's Todd Corillo Monday.

To commemorate the anniversary, past and present crew members, family, friends, and civilians gathered at Naval Station Norfolk to remember the 17 heroes who lost their lives that day.


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