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Sailors Recall Bombing of USS Cole (The Ledger)
by NewsReader 06-18-2006

JACKSONVILLE -- Shattered by an al-Qaida suicide bomb on Oct. 12, 2000, the USS Cole began sailing to the Middle East last week for the first time since that day. Ryan Schmalz and Carl Wingate were on opposite sides of the destroyer when the explosion tore through the hull, killing 17 sailors.

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