Action Alert: Remember the USS Cole Rally, Sunday Oct. 12

Gathering of Eagles
Fighting the Insurgency at Home
Action Alert

What: Remember the USS Cole and Support Our Troops Rally
Where: Madison Ave and E. 27th Street, NYC (West side of Madison Ave)
When: Sunday, October 12, 2008, Noon – 2pm

Come join us in commemorating the lives of 17 brave sailors who sacrificed their lives in service to our country on October 12, 2000. They were killed in a suicide attack on the USS Cole, DDG 67, while it was anchored in the Yemeni port of Aden. Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack.

The seventeen sailors killed were:

  • Hull Maintenance Technician Second Class* Kenneth Eugene Clodfelter, 21, of Mechanicsville, Va.
  • Electronics Technician Chief Petty Officer* Richard Costelow, 35, of Morrisville, Pa.
  • Mess Management Specialist Seaman Lakeina Monique Francis, 19, of Woodleaf, N.C.
  • Information Systems Technician Timothy Lee Gauna, 21, of Rice, Texas
  • Signalman Seaman* Cherone Louis Gunn, 22, of Rex, Ga.
  • Seaman James Rodrick McDaniels, 19, of Norfolk, Va.
  • Engineman Second Class Marc Ian Nieto, 24, of Fond du Lac, Wis.
  • Electronics Warfare Technician Second Class* Ronald Scott Owens, 24, of Vero Beach, Fla.
  • Seaman* Lakiba Nicole Palmer, 22, of San Diego, Calif.
  • Engineman Fireman Joshua Langdon Parlett, 19, of Churchville, Md.
  • Fireman* Patrick Howard Roy, 19, of Cornwall on Hudson, N.Y.
  • Electronics Warfare Technician First Class* Kevin Shawn Rux, 30, of Portland, N.D.
  • Mess Management Specialist Third Class Ronchester Manangan Santiago, 22, Kingsville, Texas
  • Operations Specialist Second Class Timothy Lamont Saunders, 32, of Ringgold, Va.
  • Fireman Gary Graham Swenchonis Jr., 26, Rockport, Texas
  • Ensign Andrew Triplett, 31, of Macon, Miss.
  • Seaman* Craig Bryan Wibberley, 19, of Williamsport, Md.

Bring flags and signs/banners commemorating our fallen heroes and support for our troops.
There will be a Muslim Day Parade proceeding down Madison Avenue past this location at approximately 1:30.
Contrary to our traditional American norm of separation of church and state, this is the only religious parade in New York City.
There will be other groups in attendance in opposition to Muslim fundamentalism and Islamofascism.
For pictures and video of last year’s Muslim Day Parade go here.


  1. bobster67

    My family and myself would like to thank everyone involved with the Remember the Cole ceremony this Saturday. It means so much to us. I am sure my son would be very proud of all your efforts. I know we are!
    If someone could take pictures and send them i would appreciate it very much. My wife too. And pictures of the Muslim parade as well. I would like to remind those people that good men and women died for their right to march and protest. But that does not make their radical Islamic beliefs right.

    Thanks to all again. I do not know if it was proper to leave my web site or email. But my name is Gary G. Swenchonis.
    Father of Gary G. Swenchonis, Jr

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