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USS Cole (DDG 67) Memorial

 
 
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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
USS Cole Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Melvin Williams, Sr., MSCM(SS), U.S. Navy , Ret., February 09
2. USS Cole Memorial
M. Santiago, 22
Mess Management Specialist Third Class
Kingsville, TX

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

Gary Swenchonis Jr., 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in these topic lists: HeroesMilitaryNotable EventsWaterways & Vessels.
 
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. The memorial is north of the Naval Station golf course between Hughes Drive and Willoughby Bay. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norfolk VA 23511, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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
USS Cole (DDG 67) Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 18, 2010
3. USS Cole (DDG 67) Memorial Marker
(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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norfolk.
 
More about this memorial. 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
 
USS Cole (DDG 67) Memorial Marker image. 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 image. 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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,077 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on March 13, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 19, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3, 4, 5. submitted on July 19, 2010, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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