What I Saw That Day ‘ by USS LIBERTY Survivor Phil Tourney, Chapters 1-5
The idea that we were under attack was the farthest thing from my mind…
Chapter 2–Those Arab Bastards…
Chapter 3–Rude Awakening
Chapter 4–Staring Into The Eyes Of The Devil
Chapter 5–Broken Men, Broken Hearts
We went to work in plugging holes to keep the sea out. The plugs were made of wood, sometimes as wide as 15 inches in diameter and tapered like a sharpened pencil. We wrapped cloth around the points and then pounded the dowels into the holes in the ship. There were close to a thousand holes in our ship, so we were busy well into the night.
“How many wounded?” “How many dead?” “What time is it?” “How’s Captain doing?”
If anyone aboard that ship deserved the Congressional Medal of Honor, it was Doc.