“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fort Meade in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

U.S.S. Liberty

U.S.S. Liberty Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, October 11, 2007
1. U.S.S. Liberty Marker
The plaque below the marker reads: "USS Liberty Memorial Plaque. This plaque was donated to the USS Liberty by the Family of CT1 John C. Smith, KIA on 8 June 1967. It hung on board the Liberty until she was decommissioned on 28 June 1968. On 26 August 1995 the plaque was presented to the National Cryptologic Museum by the USS Liberty Veterans Association, and is on loan from the US Navy Museum."
Inscription. In memory of the men who gave their lives on June 8, 1967 in support of our freedom and happiness while serving aboard the U.S.S. Liberty (AGTR-5).

LCDR P.M Armstrong, USN
LT J.C. Pierce, USN
LT S.S. Toth, USN
CTC M.D. Smith, USN
CTC R.E. Linn, USN
RM1 F.J. Walton, USN
CT1 C.A. Graves, USN
CT1 W.E. Hersey, USN
CT1 J.C. Smith, Jr., USN
CT2 R.J. Campbell, USN
CT2 R.B. Eisenberg, USN
CT2 R.W. Keene, Jr., USN
CT2 A.P. Mendle, USN
PC2 J.C. Spicher, USN
SGT. J.L. Raper, USMC
GMG3 A.N. Thompson, Jr., USN
QM3 F. Brown, USN
CT3 W.B. Allenbaugh, USN
CT3 J.L. Goss, USN
CT3 A. Higgins, USN
CT3 D.R. Marggraf, USN
CT3 P.C. Tiedtke, USN
CT3 T.R. Thornton, USN
CT3 J.L. Converse, USN
CPL E.E. Rehmeyer, USMV
CTSN J.L. Lenau, USN
CTSN C.C. Nygren, USN
ICFN D. Skolak, USN
SN G.R. Blanchard, USN
SN C.L. Hoar, USN
CTSA L.P. Hayden, USN
CTSA D.W. Marlborough, USN
A.M.Blue - Civilian

May they rest in peace

The family of CT1 J.C. Smith, Jr., USN
Location. 39° 6.886′ N, 76° 46.488′ W. Marker is in Fort Meade, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker can be reached from Colony Seven
U.S.S. Liberty image. Click for full size.
2. U.S.S. Liberty
US Navy photo of the Liberty after it was attacked.
Road 0.4 miles north of Canine Road. Touch for map. Marker is located within the National Cryptologic Museum. It used to hang on board the U.S.S. Liberty until she was decommissioned on 28 June 1968. Marker is in this post office area: Fort George G Meade MD 20755, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. EA-3B Skywarrior (approx. 0.2 miles away); National Vigilance Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Annapolis and Elk Ridge Railroad (approx. 1.3 miles away); "Cav. Area" (approx. 1.6 miles away); Chapultepec Avenue (approx. 1.6 miles away); Cavalry Area (approx. 1.6 miles away); World War I Cantonment Area (was approx. 1.7 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Tipton Army Airfield (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Meade.
Regarding U.S.S. Liberty. The U.S.S. Liberty was attacked by the Israeli Air Force and Navy in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea during the Six Day Arab-Israeli War in 1967. Considerable controversy surrounds the incident. The U.S.S. Liberty was a "technical research ship" now known to be collecting intelligence by monitoring communications. The Israelis claim they accidentally attacked the ship by misidentifying it as an unknown destroyer and possible Egyptian cargo ship. There are numerous accounts of the incident and theories about why they ship was attacked. Search "USS Liberty" on the Internet.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,247 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 5, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on June 6, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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