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megimoo
09-07-2008, 05:18 PM
Pueblo crew gathers for 40th reunion

When Ralph McClintock boarded the USS Pueblo in January 1968, he was planning for a three-week mission. Instead, the 24-year-old communications technician became a prisoner of war, a pawn in the Cold War sideshow that began with North Korea's capture of the Navy spy ship and imprisonment of its 82 crew members. Forty years later, as McClintock and the other survivors of the Pueblo prepare for a reunion, he's proud of his service and the bonds he made with his crew mates during 11 months in captivity. But the pride is tinged with bitterness. "We were treated as heroes when...

http://rutlandherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080907/NEWS03/809070417/1004/NEWS03

LibraryLady
09-07-2008, 05:23 PM
Bucher died about four years ago. I remember all this very well.:(