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    Good story on THE USS Pueblo in SD paper. Crew spent 11 months in captivity in North Korea. Repatriated to the US on 12/24/1968. Their story is, forgotten by most Americans, overshadowed by the war in Vietnam going on at the same time.

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    Hey if LBJ didn't already have a stupid war going to line his rich friends pockets we could have started another.
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    The JFK Assassination Thread is two doors down . . . on the left.

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    it's too bad all service men and women have not been welcome home like that.

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    The Pueblo is now the second oldest US Naval ship in commission. The Navy will not decommission the ship until it is returned to the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoBandit View Post
    The Pueblo is now the second oldest US Naval ship in commission. The Navy will not decommission the ship until it is returned to the US.
    Arizona is the oldest, correct?
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    The Arizona was decommissioned a few months after Pearl Harbor. USS Constitution is the oldest, being commissioned in the 1790s.
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    Ok, right. I was thinking the Arizona was still on the rolls.
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    Interesting, I didn't know it had any arms on board at all. It was a seaborne intelligence collector, typically (like the aircraft China forced down in the early 200's) they don't have anything beyond the most basic defensive capabilities. Armaments beyond sidearms and a couple of assault rifles is a surprisie. Although the article didn't specify exactly what type of weapons were on board. Anyway interesting article to say the least. Wasn't there another incident with a seaborne collection platform during the 1967 six day war?

    Edit: answered my own question, the USS Liberty

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    The Pueblo had one .50 cal machine gun. But the ammo was locked away I believe and I don't think they even got any rounds off. They were very quickly overwhelmed.
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