From the U.S. Navy Facebook page: “On 12 October 2000, terrorists in a boat made a suicide attack on USS Cole (DDG-67) while the ship refueled in the port of Aden, Yemen. Seventeen Sailors were killed, with 39 wounded.”
From the Herald-Mail in Maryland:
It seems like maybe a year since Craig Wibberley died in a terrorist attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, his mother said.
But Patricia Wibberley knows differently.
Tuesday will be the 10-year anniversary of the suicide bombing that blew a 40-foot-by-40-foot hole through the U.S. Navy destroyer, killing 17 sailors and injuring 38 more.
More than 150 people gathered at the Springfield Farm Barn in Williamsport Saturday afternoon for a ceremony and dedication of a new flagpole and one in memory of Seaman Wibberley and Fireman Patrick Roy of Keedysville, who also died in the attack. The ceremonies were part of Williamsport’s World War II Weekend event.