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Cmdr. E. J. Pledger, the commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67), delivers remarks during a memorial ceremony.
191012-N-LZ409-0024.JPG Photo By: MCSA Bodie Estep

NORFOLK, Va. - Cmdr. E. J. Pledger, the commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67), delivers remarks during a memorial ceremony. Cole friends, family, and shipmates, both past and present, gathered on board Naval Station Norfolk for the 19th remembrance of the USS Cole terrorist attack. Seventeen Sailors lost their lives and another 39 sustained injuries while the crew worked for 96 consecutive hours to keep the ship afloat. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Bodie Estep)


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