Series by Eileen Fleming

Part 1: Nov. 5, 2007
Veterans Day is a week away, Remember LIBERTY

It was the events of THAT DAY we call 9/11 that woke this pampered physician's wife up to the fact on the ground that people in the world hated the U.S. so much, that they would target and murder innocent Americans. ...

Part 2: Nov. 6, 2007
Honoring LIBERTY and Calling for a Second American Revolution!

In 1967, Lt. Commander David Ed Lewis was the officer in charge of 195 men out of the total crew of 294 on the US LIBERTY. After we spoke for over an hour on the phone on November 3, 2007, 76 year old spry Dave was off to pull out his frozen garden harvested berries and begin making elderberry jelly. ...

Part 3: Nov. 12, 2007
The Torpedo that Hit the USS LIBERTY: Made in the USA?

On October 2, 2007, John Crewdson, Chicago Tribune Senior correspondent reported that, "Bryce Lockwood, Marine staff sergeant, Russian-language expert, recipient of the Silver Star for heroism, ordained Baptist minister, is shouting into the phone. ...

Part 4: Nov. 20, 2007
Here's to Seconding Captain McGonagle's Two Word Epithet:

On June 8, 1967, Gary Brummett was a twenty year old Third Class Petty Officer assigned to the Boiler Room aboard the USS LIBERTY, a Navy intelligence/spy ship that was brutally attacked while sailing in international waters. ...

Part 5: Dec. 22, 2007
July 4th in Hell without the ice cream
[Texas, December 20, 2007] On that other day in infamy: June 8, 1967, Lieutenant Richard Kiepfer, was the lone medical doctor on board the spy ship, the USS LIBERTY, who “with complete disregard for his own personal safety, exposed himself to overwhelmingly accurate rocket and machine gun fire…administered first aid... treated 171 wounded men for pain, shock…[and]conducted a major surgical operation”. ...

Part 6: Jan. 1, 2008
The Blow Back from "My nightmare in the Mediterranean"

During the last few days of 2007, Ron Kukal the Chaplain of the USS Liberty Veteran's Association and retired CT [Communications Technician] First Class and the Petty Officer in charge of the crew who recovered the remains of the 34 Americans who were murdered on June 8, 1967, and I conversed on phone and email about our frustrations of being labeled anti-Semitic when ever we speak up about the injustices the secular state and apartheid regime of Israel has been allowed to get away with. ...

Part 7: Jan. 4, 2008
There Can Be No Peace in the Middle East Until Israel Owns its Own Atrocities

"Observe good faith and justice towards all nations; cultivate peace and harmony with all... The nation which indulges towards another a habitual hatred or a habitual fondness is in some degree a slave...a passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils."- George Washington, Farewell Address. ...

Part 8: Jan. 16, 2008
Disrespecting the Troops, the McCain's and Hillary

On January 12, 2008, this civilian journalist "on a mission from God" [Jake Blues/ John Belushi] once again phoned a few of the USS LIBERTY survivors and also Robert Hart, who on that day in infamy, June 8, 1967 was a CT/Communications Technician 2nd Class Petty Officer working for the Director of Naval Security Group Europe (DIRNAVSECGRUEUR) in London. ...

May 18, 2010 (article)
LIBERTY means Freedom and "Never Give Up!"

“The attack was the easy part; the aftermath in not being able to get our government to address this cover up has been the bastard.”-Gary Brummett, USS LIBERTY survivor. ...

May 20, 2009 (article)
The Untold Story of Israel's Deadly 1967 Assault on a US Spy Ship
Four days before the forty-second anniversary of that other day in infamy, the release of The Untold Story of Israel’s Deadly 1967 Assault on a U.S. Spy Ship will reopen many wounds caused by the Israeli attack on the unarmed spy ship that navigated in international waters during the Six-Day War. ...