USS Liberty AGTR-5

USS Liberty AGTR-5 (HMNDM)

Location: Norfolk, VA 23510
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 50.92', W 76° 17.665'

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"On June 8, 1967, during the Six Day War between Israel and the Arab States, the American Intelligence ship USS Liberty was attacked for 75 minutes by Israeli aircraft and motor torpedo boats. Liberty was left with over 820 rocket and cannon holes, suffered a 40 foot torpedo hole and was burned from napalm. Armed only with four 50 caliber machine guns, Liberty was not able to adequately defend itself.Two thirds of the crew, 34 dead and 172 wounded, were injured during the attack. The Commanding Officer, Captain William McGonagle, received the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty.
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
Year Placed2002
Placed BySponsored in devotion by survivors of USS Liberty AGTR-5
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 3:09pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 384597 N 4078866
Decimal Degrees36.84866667, -76.29441667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.92', W 76° 17.665'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 55.20" N, 76° 17' 39.90" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2001-2017 Elizabeth River Trail, Norfolk VA 23510, US
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