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(CNN)Here is some background info about the battle of the USS Cole in Yemen on October 12, 2000.

The surge ripped a hole in the hull of the ship, eliminating 17 United States sailors. Thirty-nine others were hurt.
October 12, 2000 – During a refueling drop in the harbor of Aden, the USS Cole is assaulted by suicide bombers in a little boat loaded with dynamites.

        Ensign Andrew Triplett, 31
        Seaman Craig Bryan Wibberley, 19

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