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The USS Cole is an Arleigh Burke-class Aegis-equipped guided missile destroyer homeported in Norfolk, Virginia. It is named in honor of Marine Sargent Darrell S. Cole, a machine gunner killed in action on Iwo Jima on 19 February 1945, during World War II.

On 12 October 2000, the USS Cole was the target of an attack carried out by al-Qaeda in the Yemeni port of Aden, when two suicide bombers detonated explosives carried in a small boat near the warship.  Seventeen sailors were killed and injured 39 more.

The April adoption group consists of 30 males and 8 females. Please note that many in this group do NOT receive mail or have family support. They do have access to a microwave but no refrigeration.

Pillowcases are a GO!

Female wish list: Deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, loofas, lotion, feminine hygiene, body wash, brown or black hair ties, and brown or black bobby pins.

General wish list: Crest 3D mouthwash, Gain laundry pods, Macaroni & cheese cups,  Chef Boyardee microwave, 3 Musketeers, Skittles, Rice Krispie treats, Protein bars, Clif bars, White Fudge flips, Girl Scout cookies (all varieties), Little Debbie star crunch, Hot sauce, Beef jerky, Trail mix, Little Debbie ding dongs, BBQ sauce, almonds, Mio water flavoring, Queso dip, Sunflower seeds, Chapstick, candy, Hot Cheetos, White socks, Black socks, Science magazines, and DVD movies.

Shipping will be April 21 to 25.

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Kim, I need to send out 8 FEMALE pillowcases. 

I have you down for 8 female Carol! Thank you!
I am in on the way to Costco with my daughter


Molly's is very happy that there seems to be a lot of enthusiasm for this adoption!


Hi DiRemy, I will friend you, so look to accept it.

Also, ask ANY questions on this forum, so others who may wonder the same thing can see the help.


Carol and PAT L!

You are an approved member of "MAS We Ship Love" so you have access to the address. If you can't find it, please let me know! Pat

2 boxes going out tomorrow 

 3 Musketeers, Skittles, Rice Krispie treats, Protein bars, Clif bars,and Chastick for all

WooHoo!! Thank you!!

Hi Pat!  I'm sorry that we (MA Mommas) aren't able to get a packing party together this month...I'd really hoped to get us all jump started, but it just didn't work. Probably because of the different April vacations it seemed everyone had.

BUT, I am hoping to get out and get what I need for a female box. And, maybe I can get Jim to help me with a box for the guys... I'll let you know.

Do you have enough female boxes yet?  I didn't see any comments about that. And I do have Girl Scout cookies to go too.

My female box has pillowcases, stationery and Easter candy. That's all that fits.

Donna, Sorry for the delay but have been packing boxes. I have 6 female boxes ready to go on Monday.

Here's a little side note about getting a packing party organized. So the May group will be getting a whole bunch of boxes from the Florida packing party....maybe work on packing for the June group.(89 Marines) Just a thought........


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