1967: USS Liberty attacked by Israeli forces.
The NCMF acquired a rare USS Liberty shirt from a surviving USS Liberty crew member SSgt Bryce Lockwood. The shirt has been autographed by a variety of individuals spanning several military efforts. The historical lineage of this t-shirt from WWII to Vietnam and the Cold War makes it an unusual artifact indeed. Learn about it via the link at the end of the page.
You may also want to check out A. Jay Cristol's book, "The Liberty Incident." The 2002 book, which focuses on the question “did the Israelis know they were attacking a U.S. ship", was written after 17 years of extensive research to include data acquired from NSA through FOIA requests. Mr. Cristol donated several copies of his book to the NCMF. Learn about his book via the link below.
Learn more about the USS Liberty via a collection of historical documents on the NSA website. See link below.
You can also see photos related to the USS Liberty's portion of the Service and Sacrifice exhibit - see link below.