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10/12/2000, Never Forget!

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the day that 17 Sailors were murdered in the cowardly attack on the USS Cole. It was the worst day in modern U.S. Navy history and yet one of the finest. Those that were not killed or gravely wounded took swift and decisive action to save the ship and allow her to return to bring the fight to those that would want to do our Nation harm.
Shipmates, we miss you and remember you. May your sacrifice inspire your fellow Sailors and countrymen to keep fighting the good fight.
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I didn't realize what a courageous fight those sailors fought to keep the Cole from sinking until I saw a show about it a couple of weeks ago. Props for the valiant effort to keep the attack from being a success.

RIP to those lost.

May Hell burn especially hot for the attackers.

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one of the instructors for my PO2 leadership continuum was an HT1 on the Cole when it was hit...he lost a lot friends.

he told us about that day during the class. it was one of the most intense stories ive heard.

I remember Bill Clinton coming to Naval Station Norfolk doing a speech for the Cole survivors...i was on the security detail for his motorcade.

Hard to believe its already been 10 years.

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The Crew of USS Cole (DDG 67), escort their wounded ship aboard Navy tug vessel, USNS Catawaba, to a staging point in the Yemeni harbor of Aden awaiting transportation by the Norwegian-owned semi-submersible heavy lift ship MV Blue Marlin back to their homeport, during Operation DETERMINED RESPONSE, on October 29, 2000. Photographed by Sgt. Don L. Maes, USMC. DOD Still Media photograph: 01029-M-0557M-011.



USS Cole is lifted by MV Blue Marlin, a Norwegian dry dock vessel, off the coast of Aden, Yemen on October 31, 2000. The American destroyer was bombed by suspected terrorists in the port of Aden, Yemen October 12. The Blue Marlin will transport the damaged warship back to the United States. Photographed by Sergeant M.C. Miller. Port of Dean. DOD Still Media photograph: 001031-M-5978M-005



Members of the United States Navy Ceremonial Guard carry the transfer case of a fallen member of USS COLE (DDG 67) to a hearse (not shown) at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, on October 14, 2000. The sailors' remains were returned to The United States aboard a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft (not shown). Their remains were removed from a US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft on October 14, 2000. The sailor was killed in an explosion resulting from a terrorist attack on the COLE in Yemen. Photographed by John Sidoriak Jr., USAF Civ. DOD Still Media Photograph: 001014-F-3958S-003

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Shitty how these sailors have never been avenged...

No Surprise Holder Behind Suspension of USS Cole Bomber Case
http://bigpeace.com/jfconnor/2010/08...e-bomber-case/

Rest in Peace

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