Craig Wibberley and Patrick Roy, of Keedysville, were killed Oct. 12, 2000, when terrorists in a small boat pulled up alongside the USS Cole as it refueled in a Yemen harbor, and blew a hole in the Navy ship. Wibberley and Roy both were 19.
Thomas Wibberley said the families of the service members killed in the attack were given copies of the report about a year ago.
The Wibberleys' copy is in the General Reference Service department on the second floor of the library in downtown Hagerstown. The department generally is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment in the afternoons.
Library Director Mary Baykan said the report eventually will be moved to the library's Western Maryland Room.
The documents fill four large three-ring binders, one small binder and three thin blue folders.
The documents include summaries of interviews with sailors who were on the USS Cole and reports from high-ranking Navy officials. Most of the documents have some sections or lines blackened out.
The documents are a "valuable addition to our collection," Baykan said.
"What happened on the Cole is now a major part of our local history," she said, noting that while he was in high school Craig Wibberley did an internship at the library.
"(The documents) will be an archival record of what happened to the Cole, and be available for others to research this in the future," she said.