Title:USS Liberty Love Story
By: Eileen Fleming
The USS Liberty was a converted World War II cargo ship that had been transformed into America’s premier spy-ship by 1967.
On the morning of 8 June 1967, the USS Liberty was navigating in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea.
A few hours later, thirty-four Americans were dead, over 170 physically wounded.
The USS Liberty was attacked with 3,000 machine gun hits, a torpedo blew a 40-foot hole in her starboard side, most of her vital equipment was destroyed, a quarter of the ship flooded, and her captain was severely wounded.
A few hours after the attack on the USS Liberty, the Israeli government apologized that they had “erroneously attacked” but the USA cover-up had already begun.
All the survivors of the attack have post-traumatic stress, which is exacerbated by the USA government cover-up.
This script was made possible due to Co-writer Donald Pageler sharing his life story and 'treatment' for PTS; and Eileen Fleming's twelve years of research, and interviews with many of the few remaining USS Liberty survivors of the Six Day War.