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According to a report today, former ET3 James “Terry” Halbardier was awarded the Silver Star for action onboard USS LIBERTY. That action occurred 42 years ago next week. Of note, his citation reportedly mentions the attack on LIBERTY by Israel…a fact missing from the numerous other citations awarded to LIBERTY crewmen. The facts surrounding that attack are still debated, but the former crew of LIBERTY know what happened that fateful day.

Also according to the report, decorations for LIBERTY crewmen include:

Medal of Honor – CAPT William McGonagle, Commanding Officer

Navy Cross – LCDR Philip McCutcheon, Executive Officer

12 Silver Stars

23 Bronze Stars

200 Purple Hearts

Presidential Unit Citation

Bravo Zulu shipmate! Congratulations on your long-awaited recognition.