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Sarbanes gives his sympathies

October 14, 2000

Sarbanes gives his sympathies



U.S. Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, D-Md., released the following statement regarding the apparent terrorist attack against the USS Cole and the lost and missing crew members from Maryland:

"I am deeply saddened and outraged at the deliberate attack against the USS Cole and its crew by apparent terrorist elements.

"My heartfelt sympathies, condolences, and prayers go out to the family and friends of Seaman (E-2) Craig Wibberley of Williamsport. This young man made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our country and the principles of freedom and democracy.

"I am also hoping for the safe return of Engineman-Fireman (E-3) Joshua Langdon Parlette of Churchville, who has been reported missing by Navy officials.

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"I strongly support the efforts of our government in tracking down the perpetrators of this senseless crime and bringing them to justice for their attack against our sailors."

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