USS Cole (DDG-67) is an Arleigh Burke-class Aegis-equipped guided missile destroyer. USS Cole is named in honor of Marine Sergeant Darrell S. Cole, a machine-gunner killed in action during the Battle of Iwo Jima on 19 February 1945, during World War II. He posthumously received the United States highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his conspicuous gallantry at the Battle of Iwo Jima. Cole survived 7 major Pacific battles before dieing on Iwo Jima, we was 24 years old.

 

This destroyer USS Cole on 12 October 2000 was severely damaged in a terrorist suicide attack in the middle east country of Yemen, killing 17 U.S. Navy sailors and injuring 39 others, she was repaired and currently is and active duty ship of the line.

 

Gloria Merces Virtutis (Glory is the reward of valour)