“I will never quit. My nation expects me to be physically harder and mentally stronger than my enemies. If knocked down I will get back up, every time. I will draw on every remaining ounce of strength to protect my shipmates and to accomplish our mission. I am never out of the fight.”
USS Liberty Survivors’ Creed
The attack on the U.S.S. Liberty by Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats on June 8 1967, has almost faded from memory, with a younger generation completely unaware that a United States naval vessel was once deliberately targeted and nearly sunk by America’s “greatest friend and ally” Israel. Today, a survivor asks for your help. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY
In a recent post, I included the following anecdote:
“When asked in my presence, how long the ship’s trip to the United States would take, the commander of the USS Liberty replied with a smile, ‘About two weeks – unless we encounter Israeli planes again.’”
On July 18 2017, a reader sent me the following email/request:
I’m trying to track down the document that includes this statement. Can you help?
USS Liberty Survivor
Director of Operations, USS Liberty Veterans Association
If you know how to locate this document/source, please contact INTEL_TODAY and I will forward the information. Thank you.
Infamy at Sea: Israel’s Attack on the USS Liberty 50 Years Later — Counter Punch
USS LIBERTY Survivor: “Can you help locating a document?”