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Steve Compton sent a message to the members of A Patriotic Song on Facebook.
Subject: 10/12...ten years ago today the USS Cole (DDG 67) was attacked!
Everybody, we wanted to remind you of this...
The USS Cole bombing was a suicide attack against the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Cole on October 12, 2000, ten years ago today, while it was harbored and refueling in the Yemeni port of Aden.
17 American sailors were killed, and 39 were injured.
The terrorist organization al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack.
Many claim this was the prerequisite to the 9/11 attack.
As in the closing of any correspondence concerning my ship, USS Frank E. Evans (DD754), the same mantra can be attributed to the USS Cole:
Lest We Forget