Virginia Beach High School Graduate honored during USS Cole Remembrance Ceremony

October 7, 2020
kat simons

A remembrance ceremony will be conducted at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, on Oct. 12, commemorating the 20-year anniversary of the terrorist attack on the USS Cole. The ceremony will honor the 17 shipmates who were killed in the attack and honor those crewmembers who fought to save the ship. 

Signalman Cherone Louis Gunn, a 1997 graduate of Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and native of Portsmouth, Virginia, is one of the 17 sailors that was killed serving aboard USS Cole, a guided-missile destroyer with the nickname “Determined Warrior,” that was bombed in a suicide attack while being refueled in Yemen’s Aden harbor.