The USS Liberty (AGTR-5) has been called the most decorated United States Naval ship for a single action.
But if this is true, why have so few Americans ever heard of the Liberty?
The reasons are many, but have everything to do with who attacked the Liberty and who covered up the attack, an ongoing and disgraceful cover-up for over 50 years.
Though attempts have been, and continue to be made, to bring the truth about the attack on the Liberty to a wider audience, those responsible for the attack and the cover-up have many resources available to keep this national tragedy buried.
And the most shocking part of this story, is that the country who attempted to sink the Liberty with all those aboard, Israel, on that beautiful, sunny day in the Eastern Mediterranean in June, 1967, not only continues to erase the true history of what happened, but our own country, the United States of America, and those public officials sworn to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution, initiated the cover-up and continue, to this very second, to dishonor those 34 men viciously slaughtered and perhaps 200 wounded, who are forced to live knowing their own country abandoned them on the altar of political expediency.
The cover-up has been so thorough that this is the only maritime attack in U.S. history not afforded a Congressional investigation, as required by the U.S. Constitution.
Based on the new book written by U.S. Navy veteran David R. Gahary and told by Liberty survivor Phillip F. Tourney, Erasing the Liberty: The Battle to Keep Alive the Memory of Israel’s Massacre on the USS Liberty, some of the ship’s survivors and supporters decided the most effective way to bring the story of the Liberty to the widest possible audience was through a full-length feature film.
Liberty survivors are dying off and need to have their story told. They and the American people deserve no less.
Help us make this dream a reality.
Donate to the USS Liberty film project today.