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USS Cole (DDG 67) Memorial

 
 
USS Cole Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Melvin Williams, Sr., MSCM (SS), U.S. Navy, Ret., February 09
1. USS Cole Memorial
Inscription. In lasting tribute to their honor, courage and commitment:

Kenneth Eugene Clodfelter, 21
Hull Maintenance Technician Second Class
Mechanicsville, VA

Richard Costelow, 35
Chief Electronics Technician (Surface Warfare)
Morrisville, PA

Lakeina Monique Francis, 19
Mess Management Specialist Seaman
Woodleaf, NC

Timothy Lee Gauna, 21
Information Systems Technician Seaman
Rice, TX

Cherone Louis Gunn, 22
Signalman Seaman
Rex, GA

James R. McDaniels, 19
Information Systems Technician Seaman
Norfolk, VA

Marc Ian Nieto, 24
Engineman Second Class (Surface Warfare)
Fond du Lac, WI

Ronald Scott Owens, 24
Electronics Warfare Technician Second Class (Surface Warfare)
Vero Beach, FL

Lakiba Nicole Palmer, 22
Seaman
San Diego, CA

Joshua L. Parlett, 19
Engineman Fireman
Churchville, MD

Patrick Howard Roy, 19
Fireman
Keedysville, MD

Kevin Shawn Rux, 30
Electronics Warfare Technician First Class
Portland, ND

Ronchester M. Santiago, 22
Mess Management Specialist Third Class
Kingsville, TX

Timothy L. Saunders, 32
Operations Specialist Second Class
Ringgold, VA

Gary Swenchonis Jr.,
USS Cole Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Melvin Williams, Sr., MSCM(SS), U.S. Navy , Ret., February 09
2. USS Cole Memorial
26
Fireman
Rockport, TX

Andrew Triplett, 31
Lieutenant (Junior Grade)
Shuqualak, MS

Craig B. Wibberley, 19
Seaman
Williamsport, MD
 
Erected 2001 by Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.
 
Location. 36° 57.321′ N, 76° 18.835′ W. Marker is in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Hughes Drive 0.2 miles east of Maryland Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. The memorial is north of the Naval Station golf course between Hughes Drive and Willoughby Bay. Marker is in this post office area: Norfolk VA 23511, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. USS Cole DDG 67 (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia and Monitor (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); We remember turret two ... (about 500 feet away); Birthplace of Naval Aviation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Naval Air Station Norfolk (approx. 0.4 miles away); Navy Mess Attendant School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Naval Aviation Depot, Norfolk (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Birthplace of Naval Aviation (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Norfolk.
 
More about this marker.
USS Cole (DDG 67) Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., July 18, 2010
3. USS Cole (DDG 67) Memorial Marker
To visit, enter the U.S. Naval Station via Gate Two from Hampton Blvd/VA Rte. 337. Obtain visitor/vehicle passes as required, and follow Maryland Ave. (i.e. the extension of Hampton Blvd inside the base) to its end. Turn east on Hughes Drive to the Cole Memorial parking area, and follow the foot path along the waterfront to the memorial.
 
Regarding USS Cole (DDG 67) Memorial. The USS Cole's Latin motto: "Gloria, Merces, Virtutis" translates as: "Glory is the reward of valor."
 
Also see . . .
1. USS COLE (DDG-67) Memorial. (Submitted on February 19, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. President Clinton's Tribute to the Crew, 25 Oct 2000. (Submitted on February 19, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Al Qaeda; suicide bombing; Aden; Yemen; Global War on Terror; October 12, 2000; casualties
 
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USS Cole (DDG 67) Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., July 18, 2010
4. USS Cole (DDG 67) Memorial Marker
In loving memory of
USS Cole (DDG 67)
12 October 2000
You will forever be in our thoughts, our memories never forgotten, you will live on in our hearts, and may this tree remind every ship rolling by, of your sacrifice.
The USS Cole Memorial Tree was planted by friends, family, and shipmates at dusk on 18 October 2000 to mark the ship's national memorial service, and is a gift of the Hampton Roads Council of the Navy League of the United States.
USS Cole (DDG 67) Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., July 18, 2010
5. USS Cole (DDG 67) Memorial Marker
On the path between the two USS Cole markers.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,695 times since then and 93 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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