At first, Bill Waldmann just wanted something different to do on the job. Waldmann and his brother-in-law, fellow apprentice Ken Stearns are on their second tour on board the "Liberty Sun," which departed from Kenya in early March.
When word came that the "Sun" had been attacked by Somali pirates in retaliation for the sniper attack that killed 3 pirates this week, Caroline Waldmann knew "the other shoe would drop." She's waiting for husband Bill to call home here in Topeka after a close call on their ship. The pirates an attack, were run off by a U.S. Navy ship keeping a closer, more watchful on ships off the coast of Africa.