Lance Corporal Everett K Cole, USMC, Retired, was born in 1949 and joined the Marine Corps in May 1968, deploying to Viet Nam in Feb 1969.
On May 22, 1969 Lcpl Cole stepped on a Land Mine severing his right leg just below the knee and shattering his left leg.
Everett married Alice in 1970 and they had 3 daughters born 1973, ‘74 and ‘78
In 1975 Everett got his Bachelor’s degree in History from Huntingdon College and began his lifetime career at VA Regional Office, Montgomery, retiring at age 55.
Everett opened the Office of the Military Order of Purple Heart in Montgomery in 2006, later becoming a Commander.
Everett is a lifetime member of DAV and former Commander of DAV Chapter 12, Member of American Legion Post 2, Montgomery, AL, Member of Marine Corps League, Townsend Unit., Montgomery, AL
In 2014 Everett became a double amputee due to wounds to his left leg in Vietnam.
In 2016 Everett and Alice bought a 65-acre farm which they named “Freedom Farm”, where he hosts veterans for hunting and fishing events.
2018 found the Coles completing one Bucket List Visiting all 50 States with 6,000 miles in their MV-1.
Today, Lcpl. Everett and Alice Cole hang out on the farm (like a little boy in his sandbox and toy tractors) repairing roads, cutting trails, butt scooting nearly ¼ mile after he got the JD stuck and had forgotten his phone and gun to call for help! Life is truly an ‘Adventure’ for this ole Marine
And lastly, we celebrate Everett for who this Marine is!
Because every MONTH since July 2017, Lcpl Everett Cole has been the longest-running doner to Independence Corps, paying it forward to benefit other soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines who are in need of advanced mobility devices. Oorah Marine Lance Corporal Everett Cole.
July 2020 Everett and Alice Cole will celebrate their 50th Anniversary. You can wish them Happy Anniversary, make a donation today.