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June 11, 2010
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- Rough weather will delay the rescue of a 16-year-old California girl adrift in her damaged yacht in the Indian Ocean, a family spokesman said Friday. A French fishing boat will arrive later than the estimated time of 11 a.m. PDT Saturday, said Jeff Casher, an adviser to Abby Sunderland's solo quest to sail around the world. He was not sure how long the delay would be. Australian search-and-rescue teams spotted Abby drifting in the frigid, rough Indian Ocean, her sailboat damaged by 30-foot waves that prompted her to set off a distress signal.
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NEWS
October 11, 2006
HALFWAY - A plaque will be unveiled Thursday dedicating a bridge over Interstate 81 to two Washington County sailors who died when the USS Cole was bombed in 2000. The plaque will be dedicated Thursday at 1:15 p.m. at the Halfway Boulevard bridge, said Tony Pruchniewski, the president of the Joint Veterans Council of Washington County. Pruchniewski said state Sen. Donald. F. Munson, R-Washington, is scheduled to be there, along with representatives from the state's departments of Transportation and Veterans Affairs.
NEWS
January 24, 2001
County plaque to honor USS Cole sailors By SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writer Washington County will pay for a memorial plaque honoring two Washington County men killed in the USS Cole explosion. The memorial will honor Patrick Roy of Keedysville and Craig Wibberley of Williamsport, shipmates who were killed Oct. 12 in an attack on the USS Cole. Both were 19. The plan for the plaque was developed by the Joint Veterans Council. Council President Jim Sprecher explained the idea to the Washington County Commissioners during their Tuesday meeting.
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by SCOTT BUTKI | November 11, 2004
scottb@herald-mail.com HALFWAY - Two brown aluminum signs went up Wednesday announcing the bridge at Halfway Boulevard over Interstate 81 has been dedicated to two Washington County men killed four years ago in the attack on the USS Cole in Yemen. Fireman Apprentice Patrick Roy of Keedysville and Seaman Craig Wibberley of Williamsport died in the Oct. 12, 2002, attack. Both were serving in the U.S. Navy, and both were 19. "It is great that different people around the county want to do something to remember Craig and Patrick," Tom Wibberley, Craig Wibberley's father, said Tuesday.
NEWS
October 19, 2000
Large procession expected for sailor's funeral By SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writer The body of Craig Wibberley of Williamsport arrived in his home county Thursday, in time for visitation today and funeral services Saturday. continued The services for Wibberley, 19, may draw as many as 500 to 1,000 people, including the lieutenant governor and U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., and other federal officials. The procession is expected to cause some traffic problems.
NEWS
October 9, 2000
Vandals tear down tree dedicated to fallen sailor By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Harry Daniel Zeigler is known here as the "sailor who never returned home. " continued Zeigler was a 20-year-old seaman third class aboard the USS Lexington, a Navy aircraft carrier. He was wounded when Japanese planes attacked the ship in May 1942 during the Battle of the Coral Sea. The crippled ship was sunk by a U.S. Navy destroyer.
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By BRUCE HAMILTON | September 22, 1999
Aboard a 567-foot guided missile cruiser floating in the Timor Sea, a Hagerstown native said Wednesday he misses home very much. Tony Snyder, 30, is a naval officer serving on the USS Mobile Bay, which is helping evacuate people from East Timor. He was reached Wednesday morning by satellite and telephone in a brief interview. "We're doing what we can to help other people," he said. The ship was sent in part to serve as a "lily pad" for helicopters to refuel as they carry refugees to Darwin, Australia.
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by MARLO BARNHART | October 1, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - When Robert Riedel learned that the 2006 reunion of the men who served aboard the USS Hector was going to be in Hagerstown, the 94-year-old Michigan resident knew he had to be there. After all, Hagerstown is his hometown. "I was born in Hagerstown in 1911, and lived here until I was 25 years old," Riedel said. He might never have left, but his new bride wanted to move to Michigan to be closer to her family. The reunion began Wednesday at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center Antietam Creek and ends today.
NEWS
May 4, 2007
A patriotic tree planting by the Williamsport Garden Club will be held on Armed Forces Day, May 19, at 2 p.m. at the Springfield Farm Barn Complex. The tree is in memory of two Washington County servicemen, Seaman Craig Wibberley, of Williamsport, and Fireman Apprentice Patrick Roy, of Keedysville. Wibberley and Roy died doing their duty when a terrorist bomb tore through the hull of the destroyer USS Cole during a refueling stop in Yemen in October 2000. Ceremonies will include invited local dignitaries and family members.
NEWS
December 6, 2000
News of trial no comfort to sailor's father By ANDREW SCHOTZ / Staff Writer Thomas Wibberley finds no comfort in the news that three Yemenis will be tried next month for the Oct. 12 USS Cole bombing that killed his son. continued Craig Wibberley, 19, was one of two Washington County sailors who died in the explosion that also claimed the lives of 15 other sailors and wounded 39. Thomas Wibberley said he...
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