On Oct. 12, 2000, al Qaeda terrorists carried out a suicide-bombing attack on the guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) while the ship was refueling in Yemen’s Aden harbor. Seventeen US sailors were killed and dozens injured in the attack.
For the 20th anniversary of the deadly attack, the talented filmmakers at the Navy’s All Hands Magazine produced a powerful 10-minute minidocumentary that takes viewers inside the chaos of that day, highlighting the strength, courage, and perseverance of the service members who survived as well as the loss and aftermath of the tragedy.
Through interviews with retired Command Master Chief James Parlier, retired Master Chief Paul Abney, and Gold Star mother Dianne McDaniels — whose son, Seaman James R. McDaniels, was killed in the attack — the filmmakers provide a powerful look inside a tragic chapter in American history.
Watch it here.