A day late.. on July 29,1967 USS Forrestal Tonkin Gulf
On that day 134 sailor were killed on board Forrestal in a fire caused by a miss fired zuni rocket and aggravated by ancient ordinance cooking off in the resulting fire and explosions. The bronze plaque with the names of the dead once hung the hanger bay of Forrestal, I did a Med. on her ten years later and reading the names on it was quite sobering for a young sailor, a daily reminder of your mortality.
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