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USS Cole bombing: NMCRS remembers the fallen

This Saturday, October 12th, marks the 13th anniversary of the attack on the USS Cole (DDG-67) in Yemen. That day, 17 crewmembers were killed and 39 others wounded in the terrorist bombing.

This year, and every year, we come together to remember their service and honor their memory.

NMCRS staff and volunteers take time this week to reflect on the somber anniversary:

"We pause to pay tribute to the USS Cole crewmembers who lost their lives in service to our country. These Sailors will not be forgotten." -- CAPT Shelley Marshall, USN (Ret.)

A wreath, in memory of the 17 victims, will be placed at the Tomb of the Unknown in Arlington National Cemetery at 2:15pm -- The public is invited to attend.

Memorial wreaths will also be placed on all 17 grave/columbarium sites.

Read more about the history of the USS Cole (DDG-67) at

CDR Kirk Lippold, USN (Ret.), (center) Commanding Officer, USS Cole on Oct 12, 2000, and Mr. John Clodfelter, (right) father of HT2 Kenneth Clodfelter, USN, killed on October 12, 2000, place a wreath in memory of the 17 USS Cole crewmembers who died on October 12, 2000 at the Tomb of the Unknown in Arlington National Cemetery, October 12, 2012.

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