Rochester in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In Honor of the Crew of USS Liberty
In Honor of the crew of the USS Liberty - 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. 34 KIA, 174 WIA. Most decorations for a single ship action in U.S. history. "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.
Erected 2010 by Thomas F. Healy Post 16, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Distinguished Service Cross/Navy Cross/Air Force Cross Recipients marker series.
Location. 43° 15.424′ N, 77° 36.32′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from Corrigan Street. Marker is in Ontario Beach Park near the northwest corner of the parking lots that are Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14612, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hojack Railroad Swing Bridge (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Merchant Ship to Warship (about 600 feet away); Battle of the Bulge (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1822 Lighthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Latta House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lighthouses (approx. 0.6 miles away); Resort Area (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
Also see . . . USS Liberty Incident - Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 20, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Additional keywords. Six-day War
Categories. • Wars, Non-US •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 20, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.