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West Freemason in Norfolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

USS Cole (DDG 67)

 
 
USS Cole (DDG 67) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
1. USS Cole (DDG 67) Marker
Inscription.  At 11:18 on the morning of October 12, 2000, while USS Cole was refueling in Aden Harbor, Yemen, terrorist suicide attackers detonated an explosive-laden boat against the ship's port side. The blast tore a hole 40 by 60 feet in the ship's hull, killing 17 crewmembers, wounding 37, and imperiling the ship. Undaunted, after 16 months of repair in Mississippi, a battle-ready USS Cole sailed home again to Norfolk.
By their selfless devotion to duty, the crew of USS Cole personified
Honor • Courage • and Commitment
"Determined Warrior"
 
Erected 2002 by The generosity of thousands across America have made possible this tribute and the Memorial to USS Cole located on Naval Station, Norfolk.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryNotable EventsWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 36° 50.919′ N, 76° 17.664′ W. Marker is in West Freemason in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker is on Bousch Street near Wisconsin Square, foot of Harbour St..
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Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norfolk VA 23510, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USS Nimitz (CVN-68) (here, next to this marker); USS Belknap (CG 26) (here, next to this marker); USS Iowa (BB-61) (here, next to this marker); USS Scorpion (SSN-589) (here, next to this marker); USS Liberty AGTR-5 (here, next to this marker); USS Newport News CA-148 (here, next to this marker); The Pentagon (here, next to this marker); USS Kearsarge (CV-33) (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Freemason.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia: USS Cole (DDG-67). (Submitted on August 27, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.)
2. Sgt. Darrell S. Cole, USMCR. (Submitted on January 3, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 592 times since then and 17 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 27, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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Jul. 13, 2020