posted on Jul, 12 2019 @ 10:18 PM
I was in the Navy when the USS Cole happened. We were taken to Dover to play the coffins off of the plane. We were standing there at attention on
the tarmac and you could see the plane coming in- I don't remember if it was a C-17 or C-130. But it was so huge, and it looked like it was just
hardly moving at all as it approached; I don't know how else to describe it.
It landed and then taxied to stop VERY close to us. It was the loudest thing I have ever heard. I truly and honestly thought my eardrums were going
to burst- tears came to my eyes (and everyone else in the band), it was so loud. You could FEEL the sound and vibrations in your whole body. We were
at attention, so of course no one could move to cover their ears, and none of us had earplugs in. The relief, when it got quiet finally, was