Jul 30, 2009
In the summer of 1967, U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Bryce Lockwood, Russian linguist, boarded the spy ship U.S.S. Liberty in Rota, Spain and was below decks when the ship was hit by an Israeli torpedo that killed 25 - sailors, marines, and a civilian.
In an account that originally aired on two editions of Tell Somebody sandwiched around the 2008 presidential election, Lockwood tells his story of surviving the attack.
Lockwood was awarded the Silver Star for his acts after the torpedo strike.
I'm posting this as a companion to my interview with James Scott about his new book Attack on the Liberty. James Scott is the son of another Liberty Silver Star holder, John Scott. You can download an mp3 of that show here: