Remembering the USS Liberty
Gene Lalor | June 11, 2014
This week marks the 47th anniversary of the infamous yet almost forgotten attacks by an ostensible ally on a virtually-defenseless United States Navy technical research ship, the USS Liberty.
On that bright summer day, June 8, 1967, the nation of Israel launched a series of unprovoked air and sea assaults on the Liberty while it sat in international waters off the Sinai Peninsula during the 6-Day War in that region.
Those bloody attacks resulted in the deaths of 34 American crewmen, severely wounded 174 others, and caused millions of dollars in damage and came after more than nine hours of … Read the rest
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