USS Liberty memorial - Rochester, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme
N 43° 15.424 W 077° 36.320
18T E 288526 N 4792658
Quick Description: A dedication to the "most decorations awarded for a single ship action in U.S. History".
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 4/19/2012 7:30:45 AM
Waymark Code: WME8Q6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 2

Long Description:
The plaque is of polished marble with an etching ofthe battleship at the top. It reads:

"In honor of the crew of USS Libery - AGTR 5
"In recognition of their courageous and faithful
"service for military action on June 8, 1967
" - the following decorations were awarded -
" * Congressional Medal of Honor *
" 2 Navy Crosses
" 38 Silver - Bronze Stars
" 208 Purple Hearts
"Most decorations awarded for a single ship action in U.S. History"

On either side of the list of decorations awarded are:
"34 KIA
"174 WIA"

On an angled polished granite base is the following text:
""I commend to every man who sails in the Sixth Fleet the fact that the USS Liberty has become a legend in her own times."
"Vice Adm. William I Martin - July 1967
"Commander of the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea"

And finally:
"Erected by: Thomas F. Healy Post 16
"Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. -
"Dedicated June 8, 2010"
List if there are any visiting hours:
Dawn to Dusk park


Entrance fees (if it applies): none

Type of memorial: Monument

Website pertaining to the memorial: Not listed

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