A reader post at Flopping Aces by Gary G. Swenchonis, Sr, father of Gary G. Swenchonis, Jr who was killed along with 16 of his crew mates on the USS Cole.

8 Years ago, on October 12, 2000, the U.S.S. Cole was attacked in the port of Aden, Yemen. 17 American sailors were murdered. Eight years after the attack, the father of one of those fallen sailors has written a letter to the President of Yemen expressing his frustration that his son’s murderers have still not been held to account. I am a Flopping Aces reader like you. I could be you. My concerns should not be mine alone.

Eight years ago, I was happily exploring the Great Barrier Reef, ignorant of the dangers of this world. Scott posted a sober reminder of the price of ignorance.

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