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Sailors from the USS Cole (DDG 67) pay their respects to recently buried Cole crew members at Arlington National Cemetery on Nov. 11, 2000. Cole sailors were invited to take part in Veterans Day receptions and ceremonies at the White House and Arlington Cemetery. The Arleigh Burke class destroyer was the target of a suspected terrorist attack in the port of Aden, Yemen, on Oct. 12, 2000, during a scheduled refueling. The attack killed 17 crew members and injured 39 others.
Adm. (ret.) Robert Natter, U.S. Atlantic, 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.
The USS Cole Color Guard parades the colors during the National Anthem at the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) 20th Anniversary memorial ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk.
Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) stand at attention during the 20th Anniversary memorial ceremony onboard Naval Station Norfolk.
The USS Cole Color Guard parades the colors during the National Anthem at the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) 20th Anniversary memorial ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk.
USS Constitution rededicated its Enlisted Dining Facility on Oct. 12, 2020 in honor of former crew member Mess Management Specialist 3rd Class Ronchester Santiago who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the terrorist attack on the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG  67).
Musician 1st Class Kathryn Whitbeck sings the National Anthem during the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) 20th Anniversary memorial ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk.
Cmdr. Edward Pledger, commander, USS Cole (DDG 67) and Lt. j.g. Harry Hazell, Chaplin, USS Cole, salutes during the National Anthem at the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) 20th Anniversary memorial ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk.
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)
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).
Adm. Christopher Grady, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, speaks with Gold Star families following the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) 20th Anniversary memorial ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk.
Cmdr. Edward Pledger, commander, USS Cole (DDG 67) and Lt. j.g. Harry Hazell, Chaplin, USS Cole, salutes during the National Anthem at the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) 20th Anniversary memorial ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk.
Vice Adm. James Kilby, deputy chief of naval operations, warfighting requirements and capabilities, and Rear Adm. Carl Lahti, commandant of Naval District Washington, participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the Navy Memorial Burke Theater commemorating the 20th anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67), Oct. 12.
USS Constitution rededicated its Enlisted Dining Facility on Oct. 12, 2020 in honor of former crew member Mess Management Specialist 3rd Class Ronchester Santiago who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the terrorist attack on the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG  67).
NORFOLK (Oct. 12, 2020) Gold Star Families and guests watch a memorial video during 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)
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).
Vice Adm. James Kilby, deputy chief of naval operations, warfighting requirements and capabilities, and Rear Adm. Carl Lahti, commandant of Naval District Washington, place a wreath at the Navy Memorial Burke Theater commemorating the 20th anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67), Oct. 12.
Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 1st Class Quazavier Henderson honors Engineman 2nd Class Marc Nieto during roll call at the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) 20th Anniversary memorial ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk.
NORFOLK (Oct. 12, 2020) Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) stand at parade rest during the 20th Anniversary memorial ceremony onboard 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 Jacob Milham)
Adm. (ret.) Robert Natter, U.S. Atlantic, 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.
 
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