24 January 2009

41 Years of the Pueblo

41 years ago today, on January 23, 1968, the North Koreans captured the USS Pueblo. For 11 months, the crew was held by the North Koreans, stuck in the middle of a Cold War chicken fight between Pyongyang and Washington. The ship still sits along the bank of the Taedong River, a trophy for the North Koreans to show off to guests.

I visited the Pueblo back in 2005 - here is the snippet from my journal at the time.

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