The Navy League is a civilian organization dedicated to the education of our citizens, including our elected officials, and the support of the men and women of the sea services and their families.
As part of its mission focus, the Greater Kansas City Council:
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Join us at 11:30 AM, Thursday, April 15, 2021
for a VIRTUAL ZOOM Meeting
with Guest Speaker
Commander Kirk Lippold, United States Navy, (Ret.)
AL QAEDA'S ATTACK ON THE USS COLE
Zoom computer link to join the meeting:
Meeting ID: 838 283 9118
Join by Phone Option: +1 312 626 6799
Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Ret.) was the Commanding Officer of the USS Cole when it came under a suicide terrorist attack by al Qaeda in the port of Aden, Yemen on October 12, 2000. During his command, he and his crew distinguished themselves by saving the American war ship from sinking. This event is widely recognized as one of the most brazen acts of terrorism by al Qaeda prior to September 11, 2001.
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The ship was commissioned on June 20th, 2020 in San Diego, CA.
The USS Kansas City Commissioning Committee and the Greater Kansas City Council of the Navy League thank the surrounding communities of Greater Kansas City for your generous support of the sailors of the USS Kansas City.