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Jeff Jardine

50 years later, truth still matters to USS Liberty crewman who survived attack by Israelis

Modesto’s Ron Grantski was a cryptographer on the super-secret spy ship that was attacked by Israeli planes and torpedo boats in the Mediterranean Sea during the Six Days War of 1967. Israel claimed it hit the wrong ship, and the U.S. government went along despite 34 killed and 174 wounded. But you’ll have a tough time convincing Grantski and others who survived the attack that it wasn’t intentional and an attempt to bring the U.S. into the war.

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