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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.
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By SCOTT BUTKI | May 16, 2004
The two local veterans killed on the USS Cole in October 2000 were honored Saturday with memorial signs erected by members of the Joint Veterans Council of Washington County while the veterans' parents watched. The sign honoring Fireman Patrick Roy, U.S. Navy, was placed at the intersection of Main Street and Dogstreet Road in Keedysville. The sign honoring Seaman Craig Wibberley, U.S. Navy, was placed at the corner of Salisbury and Conococheague streets in Williamsport. "I am glad he is being remembered the way he is," Tom Wibberley said.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | December 7, 2003
julieg@herald-mail.com On the outside, it appears to be an ordinary red-brick row house on South Potomac Street. The only sign that it may not be home to a family is the gold stickers with black lettering on the coal blue front door that spell SKIVVY WAVER. The row house is a home, home to the memories and mementos of Bill Kearns, his shipmates on the USS Bon Homme Richard during the end of World War II and those of other soldiers and sailors during the war. "It's a marvel of one man's ingenuity," said Frank Hafele, 76, of Ellicott City, Md. Hafele, Kearns' shipmate, has visited the museum at 2321/2 S. Potomac St. twice, and in doing so revisited his past.
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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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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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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.
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October 18, 2000
Clinton hails fallen patriots By LAURA ERNDE / Staff Writer NORFOLK, Va. - Against a backdrop of somber gray skies and steely gray warships, two Washington County families listened to President Clinton Wednesday morning try to give meaning to their loss. continued "Today we honor our finest young people, the fallen soldiers who rose to freedom's challenge. We mourn their loss," Clinton told the families of the 17 seamen who were killed in Thursday's attack on the USS Cole.
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October 17, 2000
Mail Call for 10/17 Editor's note - Please be as brief as possible when calling Mail Call, The Daily Mail's reader call-in line. Mail Call is not staffed on weekends or holidays so it is best to call Mail Call during the week. The Mail Call number is 301-791-6236. You are welcome to leave a recorded message on any subject, but some calls will be screened out. Here are some of the calls we have received lately: "Are cats such a big problem in Washington County that we need to go to the Maryland General Assembly about them?
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October 14, 2000
Lost sailor comes home By SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writer On the day the body of Craig Wibberley of Williamsport was returned to the United States, the U.S. Navy informed the family of Patrick Roy of Keedysville that he, too, perished in the terrorist bombing of the USS Cole. Roy, 19, had been listed as missing and presumed dead. Roy family friend Elliott Haines, of Myersville, Md., said after the family received the notification Saturday, "The impact is now more keenly felt because there's no hope.
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