Memorial ceremony held at USS KIDD to commemorate attack
POSTED: Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 7:15pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 7:19pm
Baton Rouge, La (NBC33) — An emotional anniversary was remembered today on board the USS KIDD in Baton Rouge – a kamikaze plane hit the side of the ship 68 years ago today.
The attack happened just off the coast of Okinawa, which is south of Japan.
Thirty-eight crew members were killed and fifty-five were injured.
At 1:55 p.m. - the exact time it happened almost 70 years ago - some of the survivors took time out to remember the attack and the nearly 40 who died.