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October 12, 2006

GLORIA MERCES VIRTUTIS**

In the spirit of the Naval Service, "Non Sibi Sed Patriae!"*...

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Ladies and Gentlemen, I say to you the Dead of the USS Cole, DDG-67:


Hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class Kenneth Clodfelter
Electronics Technician Chief Petty Officer Richard Costelow
Mess Management Specialist Seaman Lakeina Francis
Information Systems Technician Seaman Timothy Lee Gauna
Signalman Seaman Cherone Louis Gunn
Seaman James Rodrick McDaniels
Engineman 2nd Class Marc Ian Nieto
Electronics Warfare Technician 2nd Class Ronald Owens
Seaman Lakiba Nicole Palmer
Engineman Fireman Joshua Langdon Parlett
Fireman Patrick Howard Roy
Electronics Warfare Technician 1st Class Kevin Shawn Rux
Mess Management Specialist 3rd Class Ronchester Santiago
Operations Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Lamont Saunders
Fireman Gary Graham Swenchonis Jr.
Ensign Andrew Triplett
Seaman Craig Bryan Wibberley

Meet the casualties.

Now is the time at Castle Argghhh! when we dance: In Memoriam of early casualties of the Global War on Terror.

Linda of Something... and Half of Something has her own take on the event up today.

Here is a link to the DoD Commission Report.

*Non Sibi Sed Patriae: Not for self, but Country, the motto of the USN.

**Gloria Merces Virtutis:"GLORY IS THE REWARD OF VALOR" underscores the spirit of Sergeant Darrell S. Cole, his extraordinary heroism, his unwavering loyalty to his country, and his bravery in facing adversity without fear.
"A DETERMINED WARRIOR"

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