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NORFOLK (Oct. 12, 2020) Adm. Christopher Grady, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, speaks at the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) 20th Anniversary memorial ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk. USS Cole was attacked by terrorists at 11:18 a.m. on Oct. 12, 2000, while moored for refueling in the Port of Aden, Yemen. The explosive bomb created a 40-by-60-foot hole on the port side of the ship, and the Cole's Sailors fought fires and flooding for the following 96 hours to keep the ship afloat. Commemoration events on the 20th Anniversary of the attack remember and honor the 17 Sailors who were killed, the 37 who were injured and the Gold Star families. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Darien G. Kenney)

Navy Capt. Christopher W. Grady (right), former commander of the USS Cole, chats with retired Navy Chief Petty Officer Louge Gunn, whose son, Seaman Cherone L. Gunn, was killed in the Oct. 12, 2000, terrorist attack on the Cole. Grady was the keynote speaker during the White House Commission on Remembrance's fifth anniversary tribute to those who died on board the Cole. Photo by Rudi Williams

Capt. Max Clark, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), addresses the crew from the bridge on the 20th anniversary of the attack on USS Cole (DDG 67).

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Senior Chief Damage Controlman William Merchen, an inspector with Afloat Training Group Atlantic (ATG), speaks with members of the damage control training team aboard the USS Cole (DDG 67).

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