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.
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........
One box filled with Girl Scout cookies and Rice Krispie Treats was sent today!
GREAT JOB MAMAS! Approximately 68 care packages on their way to the USS Cole! The POC promises pictures when they arrive!