PERSONNEL KILLED ON THE USS LIBERTY (AGTR-5) – JUNE 8, 1967

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LCDR Philip McCutcheon Armstrong, Jr., USN, 569825/1100.

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Born 4 July 1929, Detroit, Michigan. Active duty since 5 June 1953. Wife: Marie Kearney “Weetie” Armstrong, Virginia Beach, VA (died 1988)  Father: Philip M.C. Armstrong, Detroit, Michigan. Mortally wounded near the bridge attempting to extinguish large fire. Died about 4 hours later in battle dressing station. Received Navy Cross for heroism during battle Buried: Arlington National Cemetery grave 2096X, Section 3. His wife died about 1989 of cancer. Remembrance:  Memorial display in Military and Space Museum, Frankenmuth, Michigan, dedicated November, 1990, contains his Navy Cross, uniform, story of attack, copy of Ennes' book.


CT2 Allen Merle Blue, USNR-R, 391 18 71.

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Born 5 September 1943, Yakima, Washington. Active duty USN from 22 SEP 61 to 21 JAN 66 Serving as a civilian for NSA Parents: Washington State Died in Research Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Grave 745, Section 48


CT2 Ronnie Jordon Campbell, USN, 586 13 23.

Born 4 November 1942, Sevierville, Tennessee. Active duty since 6 September 1961.Wife: Elizabeth E. Campbell. Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Raymond C. Campbell, Sevierville, Tennessee. Died in Research. Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Grave 1145C, Section 13. Remembrance:  Ronnie Campbell Barracks in Edzell, Scotland


CT2 Jerry Lee Goss, USNR, 773 61 55.

Born 30 May 1941, North Vernon, Indiana. Active duty since 29 June 1965. Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Harry Herschel Goss, North Vernon, IN. Died in Research. Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Mass Grave #1817, Section 34


CT1 Curtis Alan Graves, USN, 519 58 24.

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Born 10 February 1943, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. Active duty since 22 August 1961. Mother: Florence McCullum Graves, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Father: deceased. Died in Research. Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Grave #3773, Section 67. Remembrance:  Memorial display planned for Military and Space Museum, Frankenmuth, Michigan (planned dedication summer 1990). Remembrance:  Graves Hall (barracks) in Pensacola, Florida.


CTSN Lawrence Paul Hayden, USN, B70 53 70.

Born 16 June 1947, Houston, Texas
Active duty since 2 May 1966. Parents: Mr. & Mrs. James H. Hayden, Houston, Texas.  Died in Research. Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Mass Grave #1817, Section 34


CT3 Alan (NMN) Higgins, USN, 788 62 97.

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Born 27 January 1948, Weymouth, Massachusetts. Active duty since 16 September 1965. Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Wilbur C. Higgins, Dover, Delaware. Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Grave #1773, Section 12.


CTC Raymond Eugene Linn, USN, 571 13 74.

Born 30 June 1928, Adamsville, Ohio. Active duty since 25 September 1946. Divorced. Adopted Daughter: Linda Loucille Linn, Zanesville, Ohio. Daughter: Joy (Mrs. Larry R.) Linn Evans, Aurora, Ohio 44202. Died in Research. Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Grave #1724, Section 12. Remembrance:  Linn Barracks in Japan. Linn Operations Building in Sugar Grove, West Virginia.


CT1 James Mahlon Lupton, USN, 511 31 28.

Born 20 October 1942, Shreveport, Louisiana. Active duty since 26 June 1962. Wife: Barbara Joan Lupton, 25E Sobria Loka, Yalova, Turkey. Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Clyde Knot Lupton, Shreveport, LA. Died in Research. Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Mass Grave #1817, Section 34


CTSN David Walter Marlborough, USN, B10 04 80.

Born 28 September 1948, Waterville, Maine. Active duty since 26 July 1966. Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Wm. M. Marlborough, Springfield, Mass.Died in Research. Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Mass Grave #1817, Section 34


CTSN Carl Christian Nygren, USN, 788 37 16.

Born 17 May 1945, Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Active duty since 19 August 1965. Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Arvid C. Nygren, North Babylon, LI, NY. Died in Research. Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Mass Grave #1817, Section 34


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LT James Cecil Pierce, USN, 649805/6462

Born 11 July 1924, Clinton, North Carolina.   Active duty since 6 August 1941.   Wife: Pauline M. Pierce, Virginia Beach (died later).  Parents: deceased .  Died in Research while destroying registered publications
Wife: died soon after.Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Section 13, Grave 8576-R.


SGT Jack Lewis Raper, USMC, 1994072.

Born 28 August 1944, Cedartown, Georgia. Active duty since 1 August 1962. Died in Research. Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Mass Grave #1817, Section 34


PC2 John Clarance Spicher, USN, 473 41 77.

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Born 15 Febuary 1937, Terentum, Pennsylvania. Active duty since 23 September 1954. Wife: Linda Lee Spicher. 7901 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, Virginia. Parents: Mr. & Mrs. John E. Spicher, Brackenridge, PA. Hit with rocket on main deck, died receiving emergency aid. Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Grave #11362D, Section 13


USS Liberty Memorial: June 8, 2008
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