Ceremony will mark 74th anniversary of attack on USS Laffey

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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – Tuesday marks 74 years since the attack of the USS Laffey.

Veterans of that ship will gather for a ceremony aboard the ship which now sits at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant.

They will remember the 32 sailors who were lost in the three-hour attack by 22 Japanese kamikaze planes during World War II.

The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. and is included with admission.

Members of the Tin Can Sailors and USS Laffey Associations will have free admission to the Patriots Point museum.

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