Family and friends of Andrew Triplett and Navy officials were on hand in Pascagoula for ceremonies dedicating a building in his honor.
Lt. Junior Grade Triplett of Shuqualak in Noxubee County was killed when the destroyer USS Cole was attacked by terrorists Oct. 12, 2000, in Yemen. He was 31.
A two-story building at Naval Station Pascagoula was named The Triplett Memorial Fleet Operations Building in memory of the fallen sailor.