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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | October 12, 2011
Along with the family and friends Wednesday remembering the life and loss 11 years ago of U.S. Navy Seaman Craig Wibberley was someone who was there the day the USS Cole was attacked by al-Qaeda terrorists. Jerry Wright of Frederick, a shipmate of Wibberley's, joined the USS Cole Remembrance  Day ceremony at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, where a wreath was laid at his grave. Wibberley and another Washington County sailor, Fireman Patrick H. Roy, were among the 17 crew members killed in the Oct. 12, 2000, bombing of the ship as it sat at anchor in a Yemeni port.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | May 7, 2012
The father of a Williamsport sailor who was killed aboard the USS Cole when terrorists detonated a bomb near the ship's hull in 2000 said he was glad to hear that a U.S. missile strike over the weekend killed one of the architects of the attack. Tom Wibberley, whose 19-year-old son, Seaman Craig Wibberley, died aboard the destroyer, said Monday that the death of al-Qaida operative Fahd al-Quso was long overdue. “The more (terrorists) they kill, the better,” Wibberley said.
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By DON AINES | June 3, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- Niamh McDonnell paused in mid-cupcake Thursday afternoon, her eyes lighting up and her icing-covered mouth breaking into a smile. "Daddy!" she yelled, getting up from the table and running to the uniformed man at the door of the Busy Bees classroom. Although she is just 3 years old and had not seen Rhyan Tetrault in nearly a year, Niamh had no trouble recognizing her father when he walked into the room at the Children's Learning Center at Hagerstown Community College.
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August 19, 2012
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas G. Clark , a 2005 graduate of Greencastle-Antrim High School, Greencastle, Pa., and fellow sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) formed a Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions committee. Clark joined the Navy in January 2009.
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April 15, 2009
Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Codi R. Trumpower, a 2008 graduate of Williamsport High School, recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N.J. Army National Guard Pvt. Stacy L. Kelly, daughter of Ron and Carol Kelly of Woodbine, Md., and sister of Tricia Davis of Mount Airy, Md., graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Marine Corps Pfc. David A....
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by TAMELA BAKER | October 14, 2004
The Maryland Department of Transportation plans to dedicate the bridge at Interstate 81 and Halfway Boulevard 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 attack. Both were serving in the U.S. Navy, and both were 19. The State Highway Administration plans to place plaques on the bridge on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, according to Sen. Donald F. Munson, R-Washington/Allegany.
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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.
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October 14, 2000
Maryland flags will fly half-staff Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening has ordered state flags to be flown at half-staff in tribute to the Maryland sailor killed aboard the USS Cole in Yemen. Glendening and Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend issued the following statement: "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families who have tragically lost loved ones aboard the USS Cole in Yemen, particularly the family of Craig Wibberley of Williamsport. We join with all Marylanders in expressing condolences during this difficult time, and have authorized that Maryland state flags be flown at half-staff during this period of remembrance to honor and respect the memories of these brave sailors.
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December 7, 2009
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) -- Retired firefighter Ed Johann was a teenage apprentice seaman on Dec. 7, 1941, when he spotted Japanese planes coming in over Pearl Harbor. He thought they were U.S. aircraft conducting drills until explosions and flames erupted from stricken ships in the harbor. Then came screams of sailors; the stench of burning oil and flesh. The 86-year-old Oregonian is due to return Monday to Pearl Harbor for the first time since World War II to attend a ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the attack.
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