In Memoriam: 13th Anniversary of USS Cole attack


On October 12, 2000, these 17 sailors lost their lives in the terrorist attack on the USS Cole:

  • Kenneth Clodfelter, 21, Mechanicsville, VA. Hull Maintenance Tech 3rd Class.
  • Richard Costelow, 35, Morrisville, PA. Electronics Technician 1rst Class.
  • Lakeina Francis, 19, Woodleaf, NC. Mess Management Specialist.
  • Tim Gauna, 21, Rice, TX. Information Systems Technician.
  • Cherone Gunn, 22, Rex, GA. Signalman Seaman Recruit.
  • James McDaniels, 19, Norfolk, VA. Seaman.
  • Marc Nieto, 24, Fond du Lac, WI. Engineman 2nd Class.
  • Ronald Owens, 24, Vero Beach, FL. Electonics Warfare Technician 3rd Class.
  • Lakiba Palmer, 22, San Diego, CA. Seaman Recruit.
  • Joshua Parlett, 19, Churchville, MD. Engineman Fireman.
  • Patrick Roy, 19, Keedysville, MD. Fireman Apprentice.
  • Kevin Rux, 30, Portland, ND. Electronics Warfare Technician.
  • Ronchester Santiago, 22, Kingsville, TX. Petty Officer 3rd Class.
  • Timothy Saunders, 32, Ringgold, VA. Operations Specialist 2nd Class.
  • Gary Swenchonis Jr., 26, Rockport, TX. Fireman.
  • Andrew Triplett, 30, Macon, MS. Ensign.
  • Craig Wibberley, 19, Williamsport, MD. Seaman Apprentice.
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