In Memoriam

Line-of-duty Deaths of Military Personnel

The United States Search and Rescue Task Force, its Officers, Supervisors, Rangers and Specialists would like to express their sincere sympathy to the family's and friends of the brave sailors killed in a terrorist attack on October 12, 2000 aboard the USS Cole in Aden, Yemen.

This web site memorial section shall serve as a reminder of what they gave for their country and our freedom.  Let this site be a memorial and a reminder of their sacrifice for generations to come.

Killed in the incident were:

  • Kenneth Eugene Clodfelter, Hull Maintenance Technician Third Class, of Mechanicville, Virginia

  • Chief Petty Officer Richard Costelow, 35, Electronics Technician, of Morrisville, Pennsylvania

  • Lakeina Monique Francis, Mess Management Specialist, of Woodleaf, North Carolina

  • Timothy Lee Gauna, Information Systems Technician, of Rice Texas

  • Cherone Louis Gunn, 22, Signalman Seaman Apprentice, of Rex, Georgia

  • Rodrick McDaniels, 19, Seaman, of Norfolk, Virginia

  • Marc Ian Nieto, Engineman Second Class, of Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin

  • Ronald S. Owens, 24, Electronics Warfare Technician Third Class, of Vero Beach, Florida

  • Lakiba Nicole Palmer, 22, Seaman Apprentice, of San Diego, California

  • Joshua Langdon Parlett, Engineman Fireman, of Churchville, Maryland

  • Patrick Howard Roy, Fireman Apprentice, of Cornwall on Hudson, New York

  • Kevin Shawn Rux, 30, Electronics Warfare Technician Second Class, of Portland, North Dakota

  • Ronchester Mananga Santiago, Mess Management Specialist Third Class, of Kingsville, Texas

  • Timothy Lamont Saunders, 32, Operations Specialist Second Class, of Ringold, Virginia

  • Gary Graham Swenchonis, Jr., Fireman, of Rockport, Texas

  • Andrew Triplett, 31, Ensign, of Macon, Mississippi

  • Craig Bryan Wibberley, 19, Seaman Apprentice, of Williamsport, Maryland


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