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USS Cole...

 
 
USS Cole... Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2021
1. USS Cole... Memorial
Inscription.  

Seventeen American sailors lost their lives and 39 were injured on Oct. 12, 2000, when the USS Cole, a Navy guided-missile destroyer, was attacked while docked at Aden, Yemen, by two suicide bombers in a boat carrying explosives.

The attack, carried out by al-Qaeda, prompted a new U.S. strategy to eliminate the terrorist organization and prompted the Navy to reconsider rules of engagement and step up Random Anti-Terrorism Measures. Several of those alleged to have been involved in the attack were linked to attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 in Washington and New York City.

A memorial to the victims of the attacked [sic] was dedicated at Norfolk Naval Station in Virginia.

Dedicated 11-5-2016

 
Erected 2016 by Union County Veteran Foundation World War II Honor Roll Committee.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is October 12, 2000.
 
Location. 40° 55.152′ N, 77° 3.085′ W. Marker is in Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania, in Union County
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. Marker is at the Union County World War II Honor Roll, in Mifflinburg Community Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 131 North 5th Street, Mifflinburg PA 17844, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vietnam (here, next to this marker); Original Site of the Union County W.W. II Draft Board (here, next to this marker); Union County World War II Honor Roll (here, next to this marker); Sept. 11, 2001... (a few steps from this marker); Korea (a few steps from this marker); Buffalo Valley Rail Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Buffalo Valley Rail Trail (about 400 feet away); War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mifflinburg.
 
USS Cole... Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2021
2. USS Cole... Memorial
Marker is at far right
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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