NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – October 12, 2020 marks 20 years since the terrorist group al Qaeda bombed the Hampton Roads-based USS Cole while the guided missile destroyer was being refueled in Yemen’s Aden harbor. The attack killed 17 sailors and injured 39 more. We talked to Sailor Isadore Sims.
In this video, a Sailor on board the ship during the attack shares his story.
“Out of five of us sitting at the table, 2 died, 2 of us were injured and one walked away with no scratches.”