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First Name: James

Last Name: McDaniels

Birthplace: Virginia Beach, VA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: Rodrick

Date of Birth: 27 April 1981

Date of Death: 12 October 2000

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James Rodrick McDaniels


James Rodrick McDaniels
ITSA, U. S. Navy

James Rodrick McDaniels was born on 27 April 1981 in Virginia Beach, VA.

Military Service

James was a U.S. Navy sailor who was one of the crew members of the destroyer USS Cole (DDG-67). James was one of the seventeen American sailors that were killed; 39 more were injured, in the terrorist attack on the Cole on 12 October 2000 while at port in Yemen.

This event was the deadliest attack against a United States Naval vessel since 1987 and the terrorist organization al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack.

Medals and Awards

Purple Heart

Death and Burial

ITSA James Rodrick McDaniels was killed in a terrorist attack on 12 October 2000. He is buried at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Norfolk, Norfolk City, VA.

Honoree ID: 2175   Created by: MHOH




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