“Forever Loved, Never Forgotten”

The Navy Gold Star Program is eternally grateful for the sacrifice of those Service Members who have died in service to our country. To help us to never forget, we have set up this tribute page to honor and remember the memory of those lives. If you would like to honor the memory of your Sailor, Soldier, Marine, Airman or Coast Guardsman through the Navy Gold Star website please submit your thoughts and a photo.

Cherone followed his dad's footsteps and joined the U.S. Navy in January 2000. He planned to use his military experience to go in law enforcement. He was a very lovable and affectionate child and young man. Cherone was killed in the terrorist attack of the USS Cole. Before 9/11 there was 10/12.