Johann Gokool

 

Age: 31

 

Summary: former Navy sailor who had survived from serious wounds sustained in the 2000 suicide bombing on the USS Cole when al-Qaeda terrorists blew a hole in the side of the Norfolk-based ship while it was docked in Yemen, in which 17 U.S. sailors were killed in the blast, who lost his left leg in the attack and received a Purple Heart for his sacrifice, but later suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and had frequent panic attacks.

 

 

Cause of Death: Apparent panic attack

 

Born: December 16, 1978

 

Died: December 23, 2009

 

Location: Miami, Florida