“It was an honor to be your leader, you made my job easy.”
Yesterday, Sgt. Maj. John Canely became the 298th Marine to receive the Medal of Honor. His Marines to this day remember his selfless actions that kept them alive in combat.
(U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Erik Estrada)
Our sitemap for The Wall That Heals - Huntsville has been finalized and we are excited to share it with you. This map will give you a good idea of what to expect when you visit The Wall That Heals - Huntsville. We will post a complete schedule of events soon.
The Veterans of Comedy are a troupe of Veterans who are also comedians. Their mission is to assist in community bonding by providing laughter. Catch Will C, Comedian Brad Ellis, Comedian Dakoda Potter and special guest Reno Collier for a night of comedy to benefit Our HOME - Honor, Opportunity, Mindset, Encouragement., a veterans organization helping soldiers transition back to civilian life. For tickets and more info: smarturl.it/SUL_VeteransofComedy
This Day in History-Oct 12, 2000
A US Navy destroyer, the USS Cole, refueling in Yemen suffered an enormous explosion in a terrorist attack. Initial reports had at least 6 sailors killed with 11 missing. The death toll was revised to 17. The 8,600-ton Cole was returned to the US aboard the Norwegian ship Blue Marlin. In 2001 a video tape by “Al-Sahab Productions” circulated among Muslim militants with footage of the bombed vessel. The Cole returned to active duty in 2003 following $250 million in repairs. Those killed: 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.