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First Name: Cherone

Last Name: Gunn


Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: Louis

Date of Birth: 14 February 1978

Date of Death: 12 October 2000

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Cherone Louis Gunn


Cherone Louis Gunn
SMSN, U. S. Navy

Cherone Louis Gunn was born on 14 February 1978.

Military Service

Cherone was a U.S. Navy sailor who was one of the crew members of the destroyer USS Cole (DDG-67). Cherone was one of the seventeen American sailors that were killed; 39 more were injured, in the terrorist attack on the Cole on 12 October 2000 while at port in Yemen.

This event was the deadliest attack against a United States Naval vessel since 1987 and the terrorist organization al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack.

Death and Burial

SMSN Cherone Louis Gunn was killed in a terrorist attack on 12 October 2000. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, in Section 60, Lot 7733, Map Grid HH 20.

Honoree ID: 2144   Created by: MHOH




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