The Creswell Chronicle -

Honoring Duane Hodges on the 50th anniversary of his death

 

January 18, 2018

Richard Heyman - Through the Eyes of the Colonel

Through the Eyes of the Colonel

Fifty years ago, Jan. 23, 1968, is a day we in Creswell should remember well. That is the day that the North Korean Navy fired on the unarmed United States Navy ship, The Pueblo, in international waters.

The only member of the crew to be killed by this unwarranted attack was a native of Creswell, Duane Hodges. Hodges was performing his duties as ordered by an officer of the crew to destroy classified equipment and documents to keep them from falling into North Korean hands.

The Department of Defense, at the direction of the United...



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