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H.Res. 631 (ih) Honoring the members of the crew of the guided missile destroyer U.S.S. [Introduced in House] ...
H. Res. 631
In the House of Representatives, U.S.,
October 18, 2000.
Whereas the guided missile destroyer U.S.S. COLE (DDG-67) was severely damaged
on October 12, 2000, when a boat bomb exploded alongside that ship while
on a refueling stop in Aden, Yemen;
Whereas the explosion resulted in a 40-by-45 foot hole in the port side of the
ship at the waterline and left seven of the ship's crew dead, ten who,
as of October 17, 2000, are missing and presumed dead, and over three
Whereas the U.S.S. COLE had stopped in Aden for routine refueling while in
transit from the Red Sea to the Persian Gulf to conduct forward maritime
presence operations in the Persian Gulf region as part of the U.S.S.
George Washington battle group;
Whereas the members of the United States Navy killed and wounded in the bombing
were performing their duty in furtherance of the national security
interests of the United States;
Whereas United States national security interests continue to require the
forward deployment of elements of the Armed Forces;
Whereas the members of the Armed Forces are routinely called upon to perform
duties that place their lives at risk;
Whereas the crew members of the U.S.S. COLE who lost their lives as a result of
the bombing of their ship on October 12, 2000, died in the honorable
service to the Nation and exemplified all that is best in the American
Whereas the heroic efforts of the surviving crew members of the U.S.S. COLE
after the attack to save their ship and rescue their wounded shipmates
are in the highest tradition of the United States Navy: Now, therefore,
Resolved, That the House of Representatives, in response to the terrorist
bombing attack on the U.S.S. COLE (DDG-67) on October 12, 2000, while on a
refueling stop in Aden, Yemen, hereby--
(1) honors the members of the crew of the U.S.S. COLE who died as a
result of that attack and sends heartfelt condolences to their families,
friends, and loved ones;
(2) honors the members of the crew of the U.S.S. COLE who were
wounded in the attack for their service and sacrifice, expresses its
hopes for their rapid and complete recovery, and extends its sympathies
to their families;
(3) commends the crew of the U.S.S. COLE for their heroic damage
control efforts; and
(4) condemns the attack against the U.S.S. COLE as an unprovoked and
cowardly act of terrorism.
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