Front Burner: Al Qaeda's Attack on the USS Cole (Audiobook)
By Kirk S. Lippold, read by the author
Unabridged edition 2012 | 12 hours and 5 mins | ISBN: 1455128929 | MP3 64 kbps | 349 MB
On October 12, 2000, eleven months before the 9/11 attacks, the USS Cole docked in the port of Aden in Yemen for a routine fueling stop. At 1118, on a hot, sunny morning, the 8,400-ton destroyer was rocked by an enormous explosion. The ship's commander, Kirk Lippold, felt the ship violently thrust up and to the right, as everything not bolted down seemed to float in midair. Tiles tumbled from the ceiling, and the ship was plunged into darkness, beginning to sink. In a matter of moments Lippold knew that the Cole had been attacked.