For more than 100 issues, this column has recounted inspirational incidents from our history in hopes that, as part of our heritage, they will not be forgotten. Sometimes, however, it is easier (or at least more palatable) to forget, and this is particularly true in the case of the loss of the USS Pueblo (AGER-2).
What makes this incident so painful to remember is that the Pueblo was not sunk in a sea battle, nor lost in a great typhoon. In fact, she is still afloat and is considered U.S. Navy property. The unpalatable part is that she resides in North Korea where she has been since her capture by its navy 44 years ago.