The Captain of Liberty won a MOH for his service that day.t wasn't deliberate. Not every survivor says that. Stop lying.
This is his testimony.
Pay attention to his final two words.
"After more than two hours of unremitting assault, the Israelis finally halted their attack. One of the torpedo boats approached the Liberty.
"This same torpedo boat crew had been circling the ship, machine-gunning anyone who stuck his head above decks, as well as the lifeboats the crew had put over the side.
"What had changed? The Israeli government knew that US aircraft carriers had just launched aircraft to come to Liberty's aid and the attack was quickly called off.
"The Israeli government called the US Embassy and said that they had made a 'mistake.'
"A torpedo boat officer asked in English over a bullhorn: "Do you need any help?"
"The wounded commander of the Liberty, Captain William McGonagle, instructed the quartermaster to respond emphatically: 'Fuck you.'"
so? what is your point?------deaths in the NAVY during peacetime are not at all uncommon-----do not ask me how I know-----by Military law as a separated
officer-------I am not supposed to discuss it. I have never handled such a case in which the affected relatives or friends etc-----DID NOT LAY BLAME ON SOMEONE or just anyone. In fact even in simple personal injury cases the injured seek to lay blame
you find the deaths of young recruits in the Navy FUNNY?------you are a perverted slob. My son,
during his time in active duty, was DEVASTATED by the
accidental deaths ----ON SHIP----of kids he knew.
In such cases the navy always finds SOMEONE to blame-----it is usually the captain that takes the fall----
tragic. My father was in the North Pacific during world war II----a "petty officer" He never got over the death of a young boy who fell over the side-----he blamed himself for ordering a jerk to do the KNOTs on the damned thing that had to be KNOTTED----but got loose. My dad was never blamed but it bothered him till the day he died. Deaths in the NAVY---even during basic training HAPPEN