Ralph Brent Sweet, CT3, United States Navy, was born on 6 November 1943 and died on 19 February 1998. Sweet was aboard the USS Liberty intelligence ship when it was “accidentally” attacked by Israeli military forces on 8 June 1967 as it was monitoring the Six Day War between Arab States and Israel.
Sweet was also a veteran of the Vietnam War and was the recipient of the Purple Heart Medal.
He was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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