Acknowledgements:
Thanks to CNN.com online news.
This web page would not have been possible, as shown,
without the use of their pictures of the deceased sailors


This memorial is dedicated to the
brave officers and sailors of
USS COLE DDG-67

Time: 11:18 a.m. Date: 12 October 2000
Place: Aden, Yemen
When two suicide terrorist bombers
hit with deadly force.

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.
"The Price For Freedom"
.
The need to know is fine unless it cost
the lives of our military personnel.

The ship was saved by the gallant crew.

Preparing for her trip home being loaded on the rescue ship.

Being loaded on the  rescue ship #1

Being loaded on the rescue ship #2

Loaded on the rescue ship #3
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The naval censor stamp above was used during World War II.
It was used to protect information from falling into the hands
of wrong people (or enemy). It is to bad they stopped using it.
The picture above would be shown as it appears
or there would no picture shown.

39 injured shipmates
.

17 killed shipmates
listed in
alphabetical
order
Kenneth Eugene Clodfelter, 21
Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class 
Mechanicsville, Virginia
Widow and 1 child age 2
Richard Costelow, 35
Electronics Technician Chief
Morrisville, Pennsylvania
Widow and 3 children
Lakeina Monique Francis, 19
Mess Management Specialist Seaman 
Woodleaf, North Carolina
Tim Lee Gauna, 21
Information Systems Technician Seaman
Rice, Texas
Cherone Louis Gunn, 22
Signalman Seaman Recruit 
Rex, Georgia
James Rodrick McDaniels, 19
Seaman
Norfolk, Virginia
Marc Ian Nieto, 24
Engineman 2nd Class 
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Ronald Scott Owens, 24
Electronics Warfare Technician 3rd Class
Vero Beach, Florida
Widow, Jaime, and 1 child 4
Lakiba Nicole Palmer, 22
Seaman Recruit 
San Diego, California
Joshua Langdon Parlett, 19
Engineman Fireman 
Churchville, Maryland
Patrick Howard Roy, 19
Fireman Apprentice 
Keedysville, Maryland
Kevin Shawn Rux, 30
Electronics Warfare Technician 2nd Class
 Portland, North Dakota
Widow
Ronchester Santiago, 22
Mess Management Specialist 3rd Class
Kingsville, Texas
Timothy Lamont Saunders, 32
Operations Specialist 2nd Class
Ringgold, Virginia
2 children ages 7 & 10
Gary Graham Swenchonis Jr, 26
Fireman
Rockport, Texas
Andrew Triplett, 30
Ensign
Macon, Mississippi
Widow, Laurie, and 2 children
Craig Bryan Wibberley, 19
Seaman Apprentice
Williamsport, Maryland


...Requiescat in pace!...
May they rest in peace!

To all the family members,
especially the children,
please accept our prayers and condolences.
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Our country will always remember
the sacrifice they made for freedom.
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FROM THE OFFICERS AND CREWS OF
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USS OAKLAND CL/CLAA-95

USS LEONARD F. MASON DD-852


Webmaster's plea
Please help all nine children and the widows.
.

.Anyone interested in making a
donation should make checks payable to
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society,
or simply NMCRS, and include
"For USS COLE"
in the lower left corner of the check.
     Mail all donations to:
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
801 North Randolph Street, Suite 1228
Arlington, VA 22203-1978
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Memorial website..............
Oakland website................
Leonard F. Mason website


This Web Page was created by and
is maintained by Paul D. Henriott
Last updated 25 March 2006