On Thursday, sailors at the Camp Moreell Seabee base in Kuwait will host a ceremony to dedicate a memorial to Seabees killed in the Iraq war.
The memorial will be dedicated at 10:45 a.m., according to a news release.
The memorial, featuring a statue of a rifle, boots, helmet and dogtags, was the idea of Senior Chief Petty Officer James Cochran, a Seabee, according to the release. He and fellow Seabees donated time and money, and got outside donations, to get the memorial built.
Navy officials in Kuwait said that at least 14 Seabees have died during the Iraq war.