Theodore's World: The USS Cole (DDG 67) ~ We Will Never Forget

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October 12, 2009

The USS Cole (DDG 67) ~ We Will Never Forget

In Memory of the 17 Sailors Who Lost Their Lives Aboard the USS Cole (DDG 67) on 12 October 2000
Heroes, One and All

On October 12, 2000, the USS Cole (DDG 67) was attacked/bombed in the Port of Aden in Yemen by terrorists.
Think about the USS Cole, think about that ship and what those sailors were going through at that moment with that impact. In the dark, there was twisted steel, they had gaseous fumes, toxic fumes. They were operating under all kinds of adverse conditions, and then the power generation went out and they had to bail the water out by hand. And they were doing it all while they were saving other members who had been injured, and trying to recover those who had been killed.

Let us never forget our Heroes and never forget those that gave their all on the USS Cole.

These men died as a direct result of the appeasement policies of past administrations and the reduction of defense programs in favor of Socialist programs. Just who were those USS Cole Sailors killed by al-Qaeda mastermind Jamal Ahmed Badawi?

Hull Maintenance Technician Third Class
Kenneth Eugene Clodfelter - Mechanicsville, Virginia

Electronics Technician First Class
Richard Costelow - Morrisville, Pennsylvania.

Mess Management Specialist Seaman
Lakeina Monique Francis - Woodleaf, North Carolina

Information Systems Technician Seaman
Timothy Lee Gauna - Rice, Texas

Signalman Seaman Recruit
Cherone Louis Gunn - Rex, Georgia

Seaman James Rodrick McDaniels - Norfolk, Virginia.

Engineman Second Class
Marc Ian Nieto - Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin

Electronics Warfare Technician Third Class
Ronald Scott Owens - Vero Beach, Florida

Seaman Recruit
Lakiba Nicole Palmer - San Diego, California

Engineman Fireman
Joshua Langdon Parlett - Churchville, Maryland

Fireman Apprentice
Patrick Howard Roy - Cornwall on Hudson, New York

Operations Specialist Second Class
Timothy Lamont Saunders - Ringold, Virginia

Electronics Warfare Technician Second Class
Kevin Shawn Rux - Portland, North Dakota

Mess Management Specialist Third Class
Ronchester Mananga Santiago - Kingsville, Texas

Fireman Gary Graham Swenchonis, Jr. - Rockport, Texas

Ensign Andrew Triplett - Macon, Mississippi

Seaman Apprentice
Craig Bryan Wibberley - Williamsport, Maryland

Posted by Wild Thing at October 12, 2009 05:48 AM


"Greater no love than this, than a man who lays down his life for a friend." - John 15:13
PS: If the USS Cole were a Russian or Chinese warship, Yemen would now resemble a cat litter box...

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at October 12, 2009 09:04 AM

Darth, thank you for the verse. Your
right about the others warships.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 12, 2009 07:50 PM