Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Five Years Ago Today: The U.S.S. Cole

Sadly many Americans have forgotten that 911 was not day one of terrorist attacks on America. Many forget about the first World Trade Center attack that took place in 1993. Before that attack and after, numerous attacks on American embassys took place. Unfortunately a lot of this goes unmentioned in the media because the brunt of the attacks happened during the Clinton administration, and since the former president is still searching for his legacy the liberal media is all too happy to snub stories that might bring up those memories.

On October 12, 2000, in the a.m. hours a boat approached the port side of the Cole and exploded ripping a massive hole in the side. 16 sailors were killed and hundreds were injured. The remaining crew heroically kept the ship afloat. It was later determined that Osama Bin Laden was the terrorist behind the bombing.
Here is a list from wikipedia of those who died...

Hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class Kenneth Eugene Clodfelter, 21, of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
Electronics Technician Chief Petty Officer Richard Costelow, 35, of Morrisville, Pennsylvania.
Mess Management Specialist Seaman Lakeina Monique Francis, 19, of Woodleaf, North Carolina
Information Systems Technician Seaman Timothy Lee Gauna, 21, of Rice, Texas
Signalman Seaman Cherone Louis Gunn, 22, of Rex, Georgia
Seaman James Rodrick McDaniels, 19, of Norfolk, Virginia
Engineman 2nd Class Marc Ian Nieto, 24, of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Electronics Warfare Technician 2nd Class Ronald Scott Owens, 24, of Vero Beach, Florida
Seaman Lakiba Nicole Palmer, 22, of San Diego, California
Engineman Fireman Joshua Langdon Parlett, 19, of Churchville, Maryland
Fireman Patrick Howard Roy, 19, of Cornwall on Hudson, New York
Electronics Warfare Technician 1st Class Kevin Shawn Rux, 30, of Portland, North Dakota
Mess Management Specialist 3rd Class Ronchester Manangan Santiago, 22, Kingsville, Texas
Operations Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Lamont Saunders, 32, of Ringgold, Virginia
Fireman Gary Graham Swenchonis Jr., 26, Rockport, Texas
Ensign Andrew Triplett, 31, of Macon, Mississippi
Seaman Craig Bryan Wibberley, 19, of Williamsport, Maryland

Never forget!

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