Survivors of USS Liberty tell more about Israeli attack
Earnest Gallo remembers the day like it was yesterday. Not too different from any other service day. But he says that all changed when from a lower deck he heard an attack coming from Israeli forces firing upon the USS Liberty.
On June 8th, 1967, Gallo says 34 US servicemen died in the attack. Another 174 were wounded. They were honored over the weekend during a wreath-laying ceremony at the tomb of the unknown soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.
The Israeli regime paid nearly twenty million dollars in compensation to the victims and the US government since then. However, survivors say there has never been an extensive investigation as to what happened despite numerous letters sent to lawmakers.
It's been 46 years since the attack on the USS Liberty. Veterans and survivors of the attack came from around the country to be here. They say it's an important event that more Americans need to know about.
Several US politicians were invited to come to the ceremony. None responded to the requests. Some say that the true details of what happened were covered up by the president at the time, Lyndon Johnson, but are still ignored to this day.
Other veterans say that that the United States is not acting in its own best interests where money to foreign wars has overshadowed much needed domestic services.
Like the brave men who kept the Liberty afloat after the attack, veterans like Gallo say they will continue to push for the truth to be known on that fateful day.
One observer noticed that the wreath commemorating the USS Liberty only remained in place for a few minutes before it was replaced by another wreath from a different entity.
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