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A port bow view of the latest Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer to join the fleet. The newly commissioned USS COLE (DDG-67) is tied up at one of the destroyer and submarine piers at the Norfolk Naval Base

A port bow view of the USS COLE (DDG-67) underway in the Persian Gulf, in support of the Southwest Asia build-up

The Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer, USS COLE (DDG-67), underway in the Persian Gulf in support of the Southwest Asia build-up

A starboard bow view of the USS COLE (DDG-67) underway in the Persian Gulf, in support of the Southwest Asia operations

A port bow view of the USS COLE (DDG-67) underway in the Persian Gulf, in support of the Southwest Asia operations

An Army UH60A Black Hawk medical helicopter flying towards the hospital ship USS COMFORT (T-AH 20), which is 5 miles off of the coast of the island of Kleipodia near the country of Lithuania. The helicopter is being used as transportation and deck landing qualification for the flight deck crew during BALTIC CHALLENGE the largest peace support exercise held in the Baltic Region

Flight crew member of the USS COMFORT (T-AH 20), off the coast of the island of Kleipodia, stands by the aqueous film forming foam helo fire fighting cannon during BALTIC CHALLENGE the largest peace support exercise held in the Baltic Region

Flight deck crew members of the hospital ship USS COMFORT (T-AH 20), off the coast of the island of Kleipodia, close up the sides of the flight deck area towards the end of a day's work during BALTIC CHALLENGE, the largest peace support exercise held in the Baltic Region

USS COMFORT (T-AH 20), a Naval Hospital ship, participates in BALTIC CHALLENGE '98, the largest peace support exercise held in the Baltic Region

Port side view of the Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer, USS COLE (DDG 67) upon entering her homeport. The ship has returned from sea following the passage of Hurricane Floyd along the east coast

The USS Cole (DDG 67) (Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer) in a turn to starboard, one month before being attacked by a terrorist-suicide mission during the early morning hours of October 12th, 2000

The USS Cole (DDG 67) (Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer) at sea one month before being attacked by a terrorist-suicide mission during the early morning hours of October 12th, 2000

The USS Cole (DDG 67) (Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer) in a turn to port, one month before being attacked by a terrorist-suicide mission during the early morning hours of October 12th, 2000

Commander (CDR) Kirk Lippold, USS COLE (DDG 67) aboard the USS COLE following the October 12th terrorist attack on the ship while refueling in Aden, Yemen

MASTER CHIEF Hospital Corpsman (HMMC) James Parlier, Command MASTER CHIEF, USS COLE (DDG 67), Aden, Yemen

Commander (CDR) Kirk Lippold, USS COLE (DDG 67) aboard the USS COLE following the October 12th terrorist attack on the ship while refueling in Aden, Yemen

MASTER CHIEF Hospital Corpsman (HMMC) James Parlier, Command MASTER CHIEF, USS COLE (DDG 67), Aden, Yemen

At Whipple Field, Fort Myer, the Flag of the United States is flown at half-mast at the direction of the President in memory of those service members killed onboard the USS COLE

Members of the US Air Force 86th Airlift Wing Honor Guard carry the remains of fallen sailors from USS COLE (DDG 67) from a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on October 13, 2000. The sailors were caught in the explosion during the bombing of Cole in the Yemen port city of Aden

Members of the US Air Force 86th Air Wing Honor Guard, who have just carried the remains of fallen sailors from USS COLE (DDG 67), from a C-17 globemaster III aircraft (not shown), return to the hangar at Ramstein Air Base, Germany on October 13, 2000. The sailors were caught in the explosion during the bombing of Cole in the Yemen port city of Aden

Members of the US Air Force 86th Air Wing Honor Guard prepare to load the caskets of fallen sailors from USS COLE (DDG 67), into a hearse, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on October 13, 2000. The sailors were caught in the explosion during the bombing of Cole in the Yemen port city of Aden

Members of Kaiserslauten Military Community observe the return of the fallen sailors from USS COLE (DDG 67), at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on October 13, 2000. The sailors were caught in the explosion during the bombing of Cole in the Yemen port city of Aden

Members of the US Air Force 86th Air Wing Honor Guard retire the colors following the ceremony returning the remains of fallen sailors from USS COLE (DDG 67) at Ramstein Air Base Germany on October 13, 2000. The sailors were killed in the explosion during the bombing of Cole in the Yemen port city of Aden

Members of the US Air Force 86th Air Wing Honor Guard carry the remains of fallen sailors from USS COLE (DDG 67), from a C-17 globemaster III aircraft, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on October 13, 2000. The sailors were caught in the explosion during the bombing of Cole in the Yemen port city of Aden

Members of United States Army Europe (USAEUR) mortuary affairs gives last rights to the remains of fallen sailors from USS COLE (DDG 67), at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on October 13, 2000. The sailors were killed in the explosion during the bombing of Cole in the Yemen port city of Aden

At the Pentagon the Flag of the United States is flown at half-mast at the direction of the President in memory of those service members killed onboard the USS COLE

Members of the US Air Force 86th Air Wing Honor Guard carry the remains of fallen sailors from USS COLE (DDG 67), from a C-17 globemaster III aircraft, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on October 13, 2000. The sailors were caught in the explosion during the bombing of Cole in the Yemen port city of Aden

Members of the US Air Force 86th Airlift Wing Honor Guard carry the remains of fallen sailors from USS COLE (DDG 67) from a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on October 13, 2000. The sailors were caught in the explosion during the bombing of Cole in the Yemen port city of Aden

Members of the US Air Force 86th Air Wing Honor Guard carry the remains of fallen sailors from USS COLE (DDG 67), from a C-17 globemaster III aircraft, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on October 13, 2000. The sailors were caught in the explosion during the bombing of Cole in the Yemen port city of Aden

Members of the US Air Force 86th Airlift Wing Honor Guard carry the remains of fallen sailors from USS COLE (DDG 67) from a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on October 13, 2000. The sailors were caught in the explosion during the bombing of Cole in the Yemen port city of Aden

Members of the US Air Force 86th Air Wing Honor Guard, who have just carried the remains of fallen sailors from USS COLE (DDG 67), from a C-17 globemaster III aircraft (not shown), return to the hangar at Ramstein Air Base, Germany on October 13, 2000. The sailors were caught in the explosion during the bombing of Cole in the Yemen port city of Aden

Members of the US Air Force 86th Air Wing Honor Guard prepare to carry the remains of fallen sailors from USS COLE (DDG 67), from a C-17 globemaster III aircraft, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany on October 13, 2000. The sailors were caught in the explosion during the bombing of Cole in the Yemen port city of Aden

Members of the US Air Force 86th Air Wing Honor Guard load the casket of a fallen sailor from USS COLE (DDG 67), into a hearse, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on October 13, 2000. The sailor was caught in the explosion during the bombing of Cole in the Yemen port city of Aden

Members of the US Air Force 86th Air Wing Honor Guard, carry the remains of fallen sailors from USS COLE (DDG 67), at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on October 13, 2000. The sailors were caught in the explosion during the bombing of Cole in the Yemen port city of Aden

Members of the US Air Force 86th Airlift Wing Honor Guard carry the remains of fallen sailors from USS COLE (DDG 67) from a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on October 13, 2000. The sailors were caught in the explosion during the bombing of Cole in the Yemen port city of Aden

Members of United States Army Europe (USAEUR) mortuary affairs gives last rights to the remains of fallen sailors from USS COLE (DDG 67), at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on October 13, 2000. The sailors were killed in the explosion during the bombing of Cole in the Yemen port city of Aden

Members of the US Air Force 86th Airlift Wing Honor Guard carry the remains of fallen sailors from USS COLE (DDG 67) from a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on October 13, 2000. The sailors were caught in the explosion during the bombing of Cole in the Yemen port city of Aden

The United States Navy Ceremonial Guard honors fallen members of USS COLE (DDG 67) 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. The sailors were killed in an explosion resulting from a terrorist attack on the COLE in Yemen

Members of the United States Navy Ceremonial Guard place the casket of a fallen member of USS COLE (DDG 67) into a hearse at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, on October 14, 2000. The sailor was killed in an explosion resulting from a terrorist attack on the COLE in Yemen

The United States Navy Ceremonial Guard honors fallen members from USS COLE (DDG 67) at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, as their remains are removed from a US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft on October 14, 2000. The sailors were killed in an explosion resulting from a terrorist attack on the COLE in Yemen

Members of the United States Navy Ceremonial Guard carry the casket 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). The United States Navy Ceremonial Guard honors fallen members from USS COLE (DDG 67) at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, as their remains are 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

The United States Navy Ceremonial Guard honors fallen members from USS COLE (DDG 67) at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, as their remains are removed from a US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft on October 14, 2000. The sailors were killed in an explosion resulting from a terrorist attack on the COLE in Yemen

The United States Navy Ceremonial Guard places the casket of a fallen member of USS COLE (DDG 67) into a hearse 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). The sailor was killed in an explosion resulting from a terrorist attack on the COLE in Yemen

A member of the United States Navy Ceremonial Guard salutes the remains of a fallen member of USS COLE (DDG 67) 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). The sailor was killed in an explosion resulting from a terrorist attack on the COLE in Yemen

The United States Navy Ceremonial Guard honors fallen members of USS COLE (DDG 67) 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. The sailors were killed in an explosion resulting from a terrorist attack on the COLE in Yemen

A C-17 Globemaster III aircraft arrives at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. The aircraft is returning deceased USS COLE (DDG 67) sailors to the United States. The sailors were killed in an explosion resulting from a terrorist attack on the COLE in Yemen

Members of the United States Navy Ceremonial Guard remove the casket of a fallen member of USS COLE (DDG 67) from a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, on October 14, 2000. The sailor was killed in an explosion resulting from a terrorist attack on the COLE in Yemen

The United States Navy Ceremonial Guard honors fallen members from USS COLE (DDG 67) at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, as their remains are removed from a US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft on October 14, 2000. The sailors were killed in an explosion resulting from a terrorist attack on the COLE in Yemen

The United States Navy Ceremonial Guard honors fallen members from USS COLE (DDG 67) at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, as their remains are removed from a US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft on October 14, 2000. The sailors were killed in an explosion resulting from a terrorist attack on the COLE in Yemen

Flanked by the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69), left and the USS ROSS (DDG 71), President Clinton and other military leaders address the families and friends of the sailors killed or missing as a result of the attack on the USS COLE (DDG 67)

President William Jefferson Clinton during a memorial ceremony held for the USS COLE (DDG-67) sailors

President William Jefferson Clinton (Commander-in-CHIEF), General (GEN) Henry H. Shelton and Admiral (ADM) Vern E. Clark pay their respects to the dead and missing sailors who served aboard the USS COLE (DDG 67)

Injured sailors from USS COLE (DDG 67) arrive for a memorial service held at Pier 12, Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia

A large crowd of sailors, family and friends paid their respects to the dead and missing sailors who served aboard USS COLE (DDG 67)

California Governor Gray Davis addresses family members and Sailors at a memorial service for the deceased and surviving USS COLE (DDG 67) crew

Injured USS COLE (DDG 67) survivor SEAMAN Recruit (SNR) Kesha Stidham hugs a shipmate during the memorial service held on Pier 12 at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia

President Clinton (Commander in CHIEF) and other military leaders address a closed memorial service for families and friends of the sailors killed and those still missing as a result of the terrorist attack on the USS COLE (DDG 67) in the port of Aden, Yemen

President Clinton and other military leaders address a closed memorial service for families and friends of the sailors killed and those still missing as a result of the terrorist attack on the USS COLE (DDG 67) in the port of Aden, Yemen

President Clinton (Commander in CHIEF) and other military leaders address a closed memorial service for families and friends of the sailors killed and those still missing as a result of the terrorist attack on the USS COLE (DDG 67) in the port of Aden, Yemen

President Clinton (Commander in CHIEF) speaks to a closed memorial service for families and friends of the sailors killed and those still missing as a result of the terrorist attack on the USS COLE (DDG 67) in the port of Aden, Yemen

President Clinton (Commander in CHIEF) and other military leaders address a closed memorial service for families and friends of the sailors killed and those still missing as a result of the terrorist attack on the USS COLE (DDG 67) in the port of Aden, Yemen

Injured USS COLE (DDG 67) survivor SEAMAN Recruit (SNR) Kesha Stidham hugs a shipmate during the memorial service held on Pier 12 at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia

General (GEN) Henry H. Shelton, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF (CJCS) honors the deceased and surviving sailors of the USS COLE (DDG 67)

Family members of SEAMAN Apprentice (SNA) Lakiba Nicole Palmer, from San Diego, California, gather at Naval Station San Diego during a memorial service held there for the 17 Sailors confirmed killed in the terrorist bombing of USS COLE (DDG 67)

Injured sailors from USS COLE (DDG 67) arrive for a memorial service held at Pier 12, Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia

With the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) as a backdrop, President Clinton (Commander in CHIEF) speaks to a closed memorial service for families and friends of the sailors killed and those still missing as a result of the terrorist attack on the USS COLE (DDG 67) in the port of Aden, Yemen

President Clinton (Commander in CHIEF) and other military leaders address a closed memorial service for families and friends of the sailors killed and those still missing as a result of the terrorist attack on the USS COLE (DDG 67) in the port of Aden, Yemen

Sailors "man the rails" of USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) during a memorial ceremony held for the deceased and surviving USS COLE (DDG-67) crew

The crew of USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) pay their respects to the dead and missing sailors who served aboard USS COLE (DDG 67) at a memorial service held on Pier 12, at Norfolk Naval Station, Virginia

USS MCFAUL (DDG 74) sailors salute the dead and missing sailors who served aboard USS COLE (DDG 67) at a memorial service held at Naval Station Norfolk

The Honorable Richard Danzig, Secretary of the Navy, addresses family members and friends of deceased and surviving USS COLE (DDG 67) personnel, during the memorial ceremony

Admiral (ADM) Vern E. Clark, CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO), speaks to family and friends of the dead and missing sailors who served aboard the USS COLE (DDG 67), at a memorial service held on Pier 12, at Naval Station Norfolk

A family mourns the death of a sailor at the memorial ceremony held for deceased and surviving USS COLE (DDG-67) personnel at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia

Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper) Barry C. Black recites scripture during a memorial service held on Pier 12, at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, for the deceased and surviving USS COLE (DDG-67) crew

Sailors from the USS ROSS (DDG 71) pay their respects for the dead and missing sailors who served aboard USS COLE (DDG 67) at a memorial service held on Pier 12 at Naval Station Norfolk

President Clinton (Commander in CHIEF) and other military leaders address a closed memorial service for families and friends of the sailors killed and those still missing as a result of the terrorist attack on the USS COLE (DDG 67) in the port of Aden, Yemen

Vice Admiral (VADM) Ed Moore, Jr. addresses family members and sailors at a memorial service for the deceased and surviving USS COLE (DDG 67) crew

California Governor Gray Davis, delivers his remarks at the memorial service held for Sailors of USS COLE (DDG 67) at Naval Station 32nd Street, San Diego, California

Personnel from the aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69), guided missile destroyers USS MCFAUL (DDG 74) left and the USS ROSS (DDG 71), attended a memorial service with family members and friends of those sailors killed and missing during the attack on USS COLE (DDG 67)

Friends and family members of deceased and surviving sailors of USS COLE (DDG 67) bow their heads in prayer during a moment of silence at the memorial service held at Pier 12, aboard Naval Station, Norfolk, Virginia

Admiral (ADM) Robert J. Natter, Commander in CHIEF, United States Atlantic Fleet, delivers a passage from the Bible to family members and friends of the deceased and surviving Sailors of the USS COLE (DDG 67)

Gas Turbine Systems (GS) Nicholas Burnworth, a survivor of the terrorist attack on the USS COLE (DDG-67), attends the memorial service for his deceased, missing and surviving shipmates

From a destroyers bow, a bugler plays "Taps" during a memorial service for sailors killed and missing during a terrorist attack on the USS COLE (DDG 67)

An Honor Guard from the USS CLEVELAND (LPD 7), fire a salute during a memorial service at Naval Station San Diego in honor of those killed aboard the USS COLE (DDG 67)

President William Jefferson Clinton leaves the stage at the conclusion of the USS COLE (DDG 67) memorial service at Naval Station Norfolk

Vice Admiral (VADM) Edward Moore, Commander, Surface Force United States Pacific Fleet, delivers his remarks at the memorial service held for Sailors of the USS COLE (DDG 67) at Naval Station 32nd Street, San Diego, California

Injured sailors from USS COLE (DDG 67) arrive for a memorial service held at Pier 12, Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia

Injured sailors from USS COLE (DDG 67) arrive for a memorial service held at Pier 12, Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia

Surviving sailors from the USS COLE (DDG 67) are comforted by shipmates and family members at a memorial service held at Pier 12, Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia

A father mourns for the dead and missing sailors who served aboard USS COLE (DDG 67) honored in a memorial held on Pier 12, at Naval Station Norfolk

Families and friends of the deceased and surviving sailors of the USS COLE (DDG 67) bow their heads in prayer at a memorial service held at Pier 12, Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia

During an hour-long memorial service, a disabled American war veteran places flags on wreaths honoring the sailors killed and missing during the attack on USS COLE (DDG 67)

Injured sailors from USS COLE (DDG 67) arrive for a memorial service held at Pier 12, Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia

Admiral (ADM) Thomas Fargo, Commander in CHIEF, United States Pacific Fleet, delivers his remarks at the memorial service held for Sailors of USS COLE (DDG 67) at Naval Station 32nd Street, San Diego, California

With the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) as a backdrop, President Clinton (Commander in CHIEF) and other military leaders address a closed memorial service for families and friends of the sailors killed and those still missing as a result of the terrorist attack on the USS COLE (DDG 67) in the port of Aden, Yemen

Shipmates comfort each other during a memorial ceremony held for deceased and surviving sailors of USS COLE (DDG-67)

Shipmates comfort each other during a memorial ceremony held for deceased and surviving sailors of USS COLE (DDG-67)

Injured sailors from USS COLE (DDG 67) arrive for a memorial service held at Pier 12, Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia

General (GEN) Henry H. Shelton, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF (CJCS) honors the deceased and surviving sailors of the USS COLE (DDG 67)

Sailors aboard USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) donate sea bags to sailors aboard the USS COLE (DDG 67), during Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 2000

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