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USS COLE (DDG-67) Attack:

Documenting the Experiences of the Crew

& Documenting the Repair Efforts

Collection Number: AR/699

Deployment Dates:

Norfolk: 12-23 March 2001

Pascagoula: 17 April - 4 May 2001

DET 206 reservists gathered oral histories and historial materials related to the attack on USS COLE (DDG-67) on two separate deployments. One DET 206 reservist team deployed to Naval Surface Force Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT) in Norfolk, Virginia in March 2001. Two DET 206 reservists deployed to Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi in April and May 2001. Because all of the oral histories and historical materials gathered by the teams document the attack on USS COLE and the aftermath, all of the materials were processed together into a single collection.

AR/699 Collection Finding Aid (PDF, 1.55mb)

History

Collection Overview

Norfolk Deployment Oral Histories

Pascagoula Deployment Oral Histories


Drawing sent to the crew of USS COLE (DDG-67) following terrorist attack, October 2000
Caption: A drawing by an anonymous artist that was sent to the crew of USS COLE (DDG-67) after the ship was bombed by terrorists on 12 October 2000.
Catalog #: Navy Archives Collection AR/699, Box 01, Folder 27

History

On 12 October 2000, a boat carrying explosives was deliberately rammed into the side of the port side of USS COLE (DDG-67), while the destroyer was refueling in the port of Aden, Yemen. The resulting explosion took the lives of 17 USS COLE crewmembers and injured dozens more. The explosion ripped a massive hole in USS COLE at the point of impact and caused other significant damage. For three days following the explosion, crewmembers worked tirelessly to control flooding and perform other damage control. In the weeks following the attack, the crippled USS COLE was loaded onto the salvage ship MV Blue Marlin and hauled to Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi for repairs. USS COLE had been built at Ingalls Shipbuilding in 1994. MV Blue Marlin and USS COLE arrived in Pascagoula on 13 December 2000. After more than a year of repair work, USS COLE departed Pascagoula on 19 April 2002.

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Collection Overview

This collection contains historical materials and oral histories that document the 2000 attack on USS COLE and the resultant repair work at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The historical materials include reports, photographs, correspondence, and news articles. The oral histories and historical materials were gathered by teams of DET 206 reservists in 2001. The collection also contains deployment documentation created by the DET 206 reservists before and after their deployments. Some historical materials were removed upon accessioning and could not be located at time of processing.

One DET 206 reservist team deployed to Naval Surface Force Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT) in Norfolk, Virginia in March 2001. At COMNAVSURFLANT, the reservists interviewed 18 crewmembers who were serving on USS COLE at the time of the attack. The reservists also interviewed 11 individuals who were involved with the public affairs efforts and support for the crew and their families. The reservists also gathered historical materials documenting the attack, the ensuing investigation, and the responses to the attack by the United States Navy and Federal government officials.

Two DET 206 reservists deployed to Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi in April and May 2001. The reservists interviewed 22 civilians and Navy personnel who were involved with the repair work being done on USS COLE at Ingalls. The reservists deployed to Pascagoula also gathered historical materials that document the damage to USS COLE as well as the repair work.

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Norfolk Deployment Oral Histories

Campbell, Tayinikia D. HM3
Crewmember, USS COLE (DDG-67)
Date of Interview: 14 March 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Gary Hall & CDR Michael McDaniel, USNR, Navy Combat Documentation Detachment 206
Subject Term/Key Words: Hospital Corspman (HM); Petty Officer; Counseling; USS COLE Memorial Service; Faith; HT2 Reagle; BMC Kafka; HT1 Hayes; SN Sanchez; LTJG Phillips; First Aid; Triage; Deceased Shipmates; Family Visit

Carlson, Gregory S. OS2
Crewmember, USS COLE (DDG-67)
Date of Interview: 15 March 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Hall & CDR McDaniel
Subject Term/Key Words: Operations Specialist (OS); Petty Officer; Cub Scouts; Boy Scouts; Eagle Scout; Seabees; USS NIMITZ; Return to Active Duty; Maritime Pilot; Delays; Explosion; GM1 Lopez; BMC Kafka; Corpsmen; Ship’s Medical Team; ETC Costelow; Body Removal; Media; NBC Dateline; Navy Training; Oklahoma City Bombing

Dietz, Russell ET3
Crewmember, USS COLE (DDG-67)
Date of Interview: 15 March 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Hall & CDR McDaniel
Subject Term/Key Words: Electronics Technician (ET); Petty Officer; Military Family; Sea and Anchor Detail; Garbage Boats; Explosion; ETC Costelow; Emergency Power Cables; Emergency Communications; Body Escort; Explosion

Fox, Valerie R.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Navy Fleet and Family Support Center Norfolk
Date of Interview: 20 March 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Hall & CDR McDaniel
Subject Term/Key Words: Counseling; Navy Fleet and Family Support Center; Ely Hall; USS IOWA; CACO; Support Mechanisms

Gagliano, Joe LT
Combat Systems/Weapons Officer, USS COLE (DDG-67)
Date of Interview: 15 March 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Hall & CDR McDaniel
Subject Term/Key Words: U.S. Naval Academy; High Speed Transit; Suez Canal; Politico-Military; USS LABOONE; Combat Systems Officer; AEGIS; Maritime Pilot; Delays; Explosion; EDSRA (Extended Docking Ship Repair Availability); Weapons Distribution; Security Forces; Pilot; Sea and Anchor Detail; Training; Ship Repair; Leadership

Gomez, Sarah B. IT2
Crewmember, USS COLE (DDG-67)
Date of Interview: 15 March 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Hall & CDR McDaniel
Subject Term/Key Words: Information System Technician (IT); Petty Officer; ET; Damage Control; Suez Canal; First Aid; Removal of Bodies; Reenlistment; Reenlistment Bonus; Reestablishment of Communications

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Hodges, Christopher ENS
CIC Officer, USS COLE (DDG-67) – Reported to ship after bombing
Date of Interview: 19 March 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Hall & CDR McDaniel
Subject Term/Key Words: LDO (Limited Duty Officer); CIC (Combat Information Center) USS ANTIETAM; USS MONTEREY; CDR Jim Lowrey; Outsider

Jones, Daren L. OS1
Crewmember, USS COLE (DDG-67)
Date of Interview: 15 March 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Hall & CDR McDaniel
Subject Term/Key Words: Operations Specialist (OS); Petty Officer; Maritime Pilot; Delays; Explosion; OPREP 3; Sound Powered Phones; Emergency Communications; Emergency Beacon; Cell Phone; Classified Material; CIC (Combat Information Center); Deceased Shipmates; Leadership; FAST (Fast Action Security Team); Damage Control; Dewatering; XO; LCDR Peterschmidt; HT1 Regal; HT1 Hayes; HMC Moser; SN Greens; SN Sanchez; ENS Turner; OS2 Thompson; SN Gunn; Removal of Bodies

Kafka, Eric S. BMC
Chief Boatswain’s Mate, USS COLE (DDG-67)
Date of Interview: 20 March 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Hall & CDR McDaniel
Subject Term/Key Words: Boatswain’s Mate (BM); Chief Petty Officer (C); Great Lakes; BUD/S; EOD; ACU-1; USS MIDWAY; USS DALE; ETC Costelow; Drill Instructor; Explosion; First Aid; Deceased Shipmates; Damage Control; Heroic Efforts; Teamwork

Kent, Donald P. CWO2
Electronics Maintenance Officer, USS COLE (DDG-67)
Date of Interview: 16 March 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Hall & CDR McDaniel
Subject Term/Key Words: Chief Warrant Officer (CWO); USS PUGET SOUND; USS BIDDLE; USS CUSHING; USS JOHN S. MCCAIN; Electronics Maintenance Officer (EMO); Maritime Pilot; GSM1 Lopez; ETC Costelow; Damage Control; Dewatering; First Aid; Description of Wounded; Emergency Communications; Leadership

Lippold, Kirk CDR
Commanding Officer, USS COLE (DDG-67) – at time of bombing
Date of Interview: 22 March 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Hall & CDR McDaniel
Subject Term/Key Words: Background; Training; Deployment; Equipment Malfunctions; Schedule Adjustments; Mediterranean Ops; Drills; Refueling; Maritime Pilot; Delays; Bombing; Explosion; Aftermath – The interview with CDR Lippold goes into great detail about the events that unfolded after the bombing, including the heroic efforts of the crew to save the ship and their crewmates; the return to the United States; and the ensuing investigation.

McDonald, Mark LCDR & Baker, Beth
Public Affairs Officer (PAO) & Deputy PAO, Naval Region Mid-Atlantic
Date of Interview: 19 March 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Hall & CDR McDaniel
Subject Term/Key Words: PAO; Public Affairs; Regionalization; CACO; Navy Fleet and Family Support Center; Memorial Service; Change of Command; Medical Center; Wounded; Return of Bodies; Heroes; Unsung Heroes

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Moir, James M. Jr.
Deputy Public Affairs Officer, Naval Surface Force Atlantic
Date of Interview: 20 July 2001
Interviewer(s): CDR McDaniel
Subject Term/Key Words: PAO; Public Affairs; USS COLE; USS IOWA; USS COLE Memorial; Refloating; Historical Perspective; Heroes; Teamwork; Lessons Learned

Monsam, Georgia MACCM & Johnson, Joy
Command Master Chief & Management Services Officer, Naval Region Mid-Atlantic
Date of Interview: 22 March 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Hall & CDR McDaniel
Subject Term/Key Words: Naval Region Mid-Atlantic (CNRMA, NAVREGMIDLANT); CACO; Families; Ely Hall; Command Master Chief; Naval Region Norfolk (CNRN, NAVREGNFLK); CAPT Chip Slaven; Phone Calls; Media; Press

Moser, Clifford HMC
Independent Duty Corpsman (Chief Doc), USS COLE (DDG-67)
Date of Interview: 21 March 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Hall & CDR McDaniel
Subject Term/Key Words: Hospital Corspman (HM); Chief Petty Officer (C); USS PREBLE; USS IWO JIMA; USS SCOTT; Portsmouth Naval Hospital; Boone Medical Clinic; Age; Terrorist Activity in Yemen; MIGs; Faith; Christianity; Deceased Shipmates; Triage; First Aid; Medical Issues; Disease; CERT Team; ETC Costelow; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Battle Dressing Stations; Corpsman; Bucket Brigade; Body Bags; Counseling

Moynihan, Dennis J. CDR
Public Affairs Officer, Naval Surface Force Atlantic
Date of Interview: 21 March 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Hall & CDR McDaniel
Subject Term/Key Words: Public Affairs; PAO; CNSL; CAPT Mike Brady; Teamwork; Heroes; Community Support

O’Neil, Jaja OS2
Crewmember, USS COLE (DDG-67)
Date of Interview: 14 March 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Hall & CDR McDaniel
Subject Term/Key Words: Operations Specialist (OS); Petty Officer; Vietnam War; Pearl Harbor; USS FAIRFAX COUNTY; USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS; BOOST Program; ROTC; Maritime Pilot; Scuba Suicide Bombers; FAST Team; Explosion; Damage Control; Dewatering; First Aid; CIC; OS2 Saunders; Politics; Leadership

Parlier, James HMCM
Command Master Chief, USS COLE (DDG-67)
Date of Interview: 31 March 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Hall & CDR McDaniel
Subject Term/Key Words: Hospital Corspman (HM); Master Chief Petty Officer (CM); Leadership; CDR Lippold; Commanding Officer; Premonitions; Aden; Yemen; “Baby Doc”; Fifth Fleet; OS2 Saunders; Maritime Pilot; Explosion; Triage; First Aid; C4; SN Stidum; Chief Darwin; Chief Veeno; SN Sanchez; FN Stewart; Petty Officer Goldcore; Morphine; BMC Kafka; EMC Strosher; SN Wibberley; ETC Costelow; SN Gunn; Body Removal; Taking Deceased Ashore; Family Visitations

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Pelly, Geoffrey J. SKC
Supply Chief, USS COLE (DDG-67)
Date of Interview: 19 March 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Hall & CDR McDaniel
Subject Term/Key Words: Supply Chief Petty Officer; Storekeeper (SK); Chief Petty Officer (C); CPO Mess; Injuries; Explosion; Heroes; BMC Kafka; BM1 Butte; LTJG Grabel; LCDR Courtney; SK3 Foster; Training; Sleeplessness; Homecoming; U.S. Embassy; USS CAMDEN; Supplies; Food; Overseas Duty

Peterschmidt, John Chris LCDR
Executive Officer, USS COLE (DDG-67)
Date of Interview: 20 March 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Hall & CDR McDaniel
Subject Term/Key Words: Background; Deployment; Drills; Mediterranean Ops; Training; Yemen; Maritime Pilot; Delays; Port of Aden; Refueling; Bombing; Explosion; Aftermath

Pipkin, James R. “Bob” CDR
Chaplain Corps, Operational Ministries, Naval Surface Force Atlantic
Date of Interview: 21 March 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Hall & CDR McDaniel
Subject Term/Key Words: Ministry; Families; CACO; Ely Hall; Counseling

Sharpe, Matthew CDR
Commanding Office, USS DONALD COOK (DDG-75)
Date of Interview: 23 March 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Hall & CDR McDaniel
Subject Term/Key Words: USS DONALD COOK; USS HAWES; USS CAMDEN; Damage Control; Digital Photography; On-Scene Assistance; Refueling; Watchstanding; Health and Comfort; Hotel Services; Food; Laundry; Talk versus Sleep

Slaven, George C. Jr. CAPT
Commanding Officer, Naval Support Activity Norfolk
Date of Interview: 23 March 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Hall & CDR McDaniel
Subject Term/Key Words: Ely Hall; Family Services; Counseling; Communications; Regionalization; AOC; MWR; Food Service; BOQ

Sparenberg, Jeffrey GSCS
Engineering Chief, USS COLE (DDG-67)
Date of Interview: 14 March 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Hall & CDR McDaniel
Subject Term/Key Words: Gas Turbine System Technician (GS); Senior Chief Petty Officer (CS); Chief Petty Officers; Entering Yemen; Engineering Casualties; Damage Control; USS TARAWA; USS DONALD COOK; USS HAWES; USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN; Unsung Heroes; Arriving on Scene After the Explosion

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Sweeney, Kevin CDR
Prospective Commanding Officer (PCO), USS COLE (DDG-67) – CO at time of interview
Date of Interview: 16 March 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Hall & CDR McDaniel
Subject Term/Key Words: PCO; Change of Command; Crew Transition; ESDRA; SURFLANT; Dahlgren; Ely Hall; Families; Cole Memorial Fund; Counseling; Pascagoula; Admiral Foley

Sydow, Paula
Licensed Professional Counselor and Marriage & Family Therapist, Navy Fleet and Family Support Center Norfolk
Date of Interview: 20 March 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Hall & CDR McDaniel
Subject Term/Key Words: Counseling; Ely Hall; Navy Fleet and Family Support Center; Education; Command Master Chief; HMCM Parlier; USS IOWA; Crisis Response Plan

Van Foeken, Jason LTJG
Communications Officer, USS COLE (DDG-67)
Date of Interview: 15 March 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Hall & CDR McDaniel
Subject Term/Key Words: Officer Candidate School (OCS); Removal of Bodies; Damage Control; General Quarters; International Incident; Historical Event; Leadership; Intelligence Officer

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Pascagoula Deployment Oral Histories

Alvarez, Generoso FC2
Work Center Supervisor, USS COLE (DDG-67)
Date of Interview: 25 April 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Robert Engel & CDR Dan Struble, USNR, Navy Combat Documentation Detachment 206
Subject Terms/Key Words: Fire Controlman (FC); Petty Officer; Workcenter Supervisor; Combat System Equipment Room #2; AEGIS; USS PRINCETON; Mine; Persian Gulf; Explosion; Damage; Ship Security; Computer Technician; Armory; Combat Systems Equipment; Repair Efforts

Austin, Joseph
Manager of Post Delivery and Warranty, Ingalls Shipbuilding DDG Program Office
Date of Interview: 2 May 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Engel
Subject Terms/Key Words: PMS 400D; Crew Training; Damage Outside of Blast Area; Repair Planning; Funding and Contract Issues; Supplier Support; Diminishing Material Support Issues; HM&E (Hull, Mechnical, & Electrical) Equipment Configuration Management

Brinker, Carey CAPT*
Reserve Liaison Office, Naval Forces Central Command
Date of Interview: 19 November 2001
Interviewer(s): CDR Struble
Subject Terms/Key Words: USS COLE; VADM Moore (NAVCENT Fifth Fleet); RADM Fitzgerald (NAVCENT JTF 56); Operation Determined Response; JTF 56; Crisis Response Team (CRT); Blue Marlin; Aden; Oman; Transcom; USS TARAWA
*This interview documents NAVCENT’s response to the USS COLE bombing. It is filed with the interviews completed in Pascagoula that document the efforts to repair the ship.

Butler, Sparky
USS COLE Project Coordinator, Ingalls Shipbuilding DDG Program Office
Date of Interview: 1 May 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Engel
Subject Terms/Key Words: Patch; Pride; Bill of Materials; Reconstruction Approach; Stick Built Approach; Main Engine Alignment; Preventative Maintenance; Reduction Gear Removal and Replacement; Test Program; Ship Responsibilities; Cable Repairs; Undocking; Schedule

Chapman, Michael
General Ship Superintendent, USS COLE Repair Team, Ingalls Shipbuilding
Date of Interview: 1 May 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Engel
Subject Terms/Key Words: Repair Schedule and Planning; Food Offload; FBI; Memorandum of Understanding; Ammunition Offload; Undocking; Patch; Damage Description; Working Conditions; Stick Built Approach; Shipyard Pride; Reduction Gears; Propulsion Plant; Ship Preventative and Corrective Maintenance; Galley; Test Program

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Fortenberry, James
Chief Engineer, Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SUPSHIP) Pascagoula
Date of Interview: 26 April 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Engel & CDR Struble
Subject Terms/Key Words: USS COLE Repair Planning War Room; NAVSEA 05; Heavy Lift Ship; Temporary Patch Design; Drydocking; Haul Out; Ship Stability; Engineering Challenges; Reduction Gears; Foundations; Propulsion Plant Damage; MV Blue Marlin

Gagliano, Joe LT
Repair Officer, Extended Docking Ship Repair Availability (EDSRA), USS COLE (DDG-67)
Date of Interview: 19 April 2001
Interviewer(s): CDR Struble
Subject Terms/Key Words: USS COLE; Deployment; Force Protection Officer; Combat Systems Officer; Explosion; Response; Security; Aftermath; Ammunition; Ordnance Offload; Transport; MV Blue Marlin; Volunteer; Repairs; Daily Routine; SUPSHIP; Ingalls

Givens, Eric L. EM1
3M Coordinator, USS COLE (DDG-67)
Date of Interview: 23 April 2001
Interviewer(s): CDR Struble
Subject Terms/Key Words: 3M Coordinator; EPCC Watch; Duty Engineer; Explosion; Aftermath; MER 2; Casualty Power; Damage Control; Chill Water; Transport; Technical Manuals; Switchboards; Isolation Valves; SUPSHIP; Ingalls; Lessons Learned

Highland, Barry DCC
Damage Control, USS COLE (DDG-67)
Date of Interview: 20 April 2001
Interviewer(s): CDR Struble
Subject Terms/Key Words: Damage Controlman (DC); Chief Petty Officer (C); USS COLE; Material Condition; Gear; Equipment; Damage Control; MV Blue Marlin; Transport; Damage Assessment; SUPSHIP; Chief Engineer

Hughes, Tim LCDR
Project Officer, SUPSHIP Pascagoula
Date of Interview: 24 April 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Engel & CDR Struble
Subject Terms/Key Words: Engineer; Planning Officer; Background; SUPSHIP; Repair; Offload; AEGIS Program Office; Ingalls; CAPT Johnson

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Johnson, Philip N. CAPT
Commanding Officer, SUPSHIP Pascagoula
Date of Interview: 25 & 27 April 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Engel
Subject Terms/Key Words: Memorandum of Understanding; Norfolk Naval Yard; AEGIS Program Office; FBI; Dredging; Patch Design; Weapons Offload; Drydocking; Competition for Repair; Cradle Design; USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS; Heavy Lift and Escort; Repair Planning and Issues; Schedule Milestones; USS COLE Crew; Photograph Release; Lessons Learned Briefing

Kiessling, Edward CAPT; Nelson, Harry A. CDR; & Nefferdorf, Bruce CWO3
Naval Reservists, USS COLE Repair Team, SUPSHIP Pascagoula
Date of Interview: 25 April 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Engel & CDR Struble
Subject Terms/Key Words: Engineering Duty Officer (EDO); Limited Duty Officer (LDO; Ordnance; Specialist Warrant Officer (CWO); SUPSHIP Augmentation; Repair Phasing; Work Package Development; Quality Assurance; Preventative Maintenance Program (PMS); SUPSHIP Pensacola

Kroboth, George J. III GSM1
Leading Petty Officer, USS COLE (DDG-67)
Date of Interview: 23 April 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Engel & CDR Struble
Subject Terms/Key Words: Gas Turbine System Technician Mechanical (GSM); Petty Officer; Central Control Station Watch; 1MC; Electrical Power Generation; Casualty Power; Food for Crew; P-100 Pumps; Divers; Class ‘C’ Fire; Switchboards; MV Blue Marlin; Damage Control Training; Automated Systems; Paper Technical Manuals; Scott Air Packs; System Isolation; Shaft Seals

LaCavera, Terra CAPT
Commanding Officer, Naval Station Pascagoula
Date of Interview: 1 May 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Engel
Subject Terms/Key Words: Naval Station Pascagoula; Weapons Offload; Atlantic Ordnance Command; Missile Test Facility; Naval Ordnance Safety and Security Activity; Logistics Support

Metz, Steven CDR
AEGIS Project Officer/Area Commander, SUPSHIP Pascagoula
Date of Interview: 26 April 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Engel
Subject Terms/Key Words: War Room; Support to PMS 400F; SUPSHIP Coordination Efforts; Availability Planning; MV Blue Marlin; Undocking; Dredging; FBI; Memorandum of Agreement; USNR Support; Family Visit; Schedule

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Peterson, Joe
Project Engineer, Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division
Date of Interview: 26 April 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Engel & CDR Struble
Subject Terms/Key Words: Damage Assessment Team; NAVSEA; MV Blue Marlin; Blocking and Support of USS COLE Onboard MV Blue Marlin; Power Distribution; Shore Power; Firemain; Transit of USS COLE; Combat System Equipment Damage; Logistics Support System Damage; Work Packages; SUPSHIP; Ingalls

Salter, James B. LTJG
Systems Test Officer, USS COLE (DDG-67)
Date of Interview: 19 April 2001
Interviewer(s): CDR Struble
Subject Terms/Key Words: Explosion; Aftermath; Damage; Homecoming; Heroes; USS CAMDEN; USS HAWES; USS DONALD COOK; Combat Systems Assessment; Port Hueneme; Current Duties

Walker, Alexis “Lex” LT
Chief Engineer, USS COLE (DDG-67)
Date of Interview: 20 April 2001
Interviewer(s): CDR Struble
Subject Terms/Key Words: Engineering; Shafts; Main Engines; Preventative Maintenance; Lay-up Maintenance; Ship Crew

Woodfin, Denise LT
Supply Officer, USS COLE (DDG-67)
Date of Interview: 30 April 2001
Interviewer(s): CAPT Engel
Subject Terms/Key Words: Husbanding Agent; Trash Disposal; Supply Office; Injured Sailors; MEDIVAC; Yemeni Hospital; German Hospital; Yemeni Missionaries; FBI; Injuries; Storeroom Material Replacement; New Galley; Spoiled Food; Spare Parts

Zitko, Mike
Public Affairs Officer, SUPSHIP Pascagoula
Date of Interview: 19 April 2001
Interviewer(s): CDR Struble
Subject Terms/Key Words: Public Affairs; Media Relations; Public Relations; PAO; Military Sealift Command (MSC); NAVSEA; Ingalls; Pascagoula

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Published: Sun Jun 13 00:44:57 EDT 2021