I’ve Been Thinking about Maria Shriver, Book Tours, Vanunu and a USS Liberty LOVE Story #IveBeenThinking

I’ve Been Thinking about Maria Shriver, Book Tours, Vanunu and a USS Liberty LOVE Story #IveBeenThinking
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“I’ve Been Thinking” is Journalist Maria Shriver’s latest book.

Maria Shriver’s The Sunday Paper email newsletter is one of my Sunday ‘must reads’ and today’s also provided the inspiration for this article.

By Eileen Fleming

Maria Shriver’s The Sunday Paper email is a free gift filled with “news and views above the noise” delivered by “powerful, passionate and purpose-driven content” and people who are moving “Humanity Forward.”

In this Sunday’s Maria Shriver’s SUNDAY PAPER, Maria wrote:

“I’ve Been Thinking…” is my first book since my mother died in 2009. It’s my first book since I’ve been on my own…Putting something this personal out into the world is nerve-wracking and scary because you never know how it will be received. But, you know what’s worse? Having something inside of you that wants to come out and not doing anything to honor that feeling….

When I noted that Maria will be in California for this years LA TIMES Book Festival it reminded me of my experience at that Festival of Books in 2013, raising awareness about apartheid in the Holy Land and Israel’s nuclear whistle blower Mordechai Vanunu’s human rights struggle to be allowed to leave Israel; which continues despite the fact Vanunu has been accepted for asylum in Norway so that he can live in Oslo with his wife.

Lately I’ve been thinking about a particular USS Liberty survivor of The Six Day War because I am currently writing  Don Pageler’s USS Liberty LOVE Story

I imagine Maria Shriver the journalist would be very interested in interviewing Don Pageler because only love will Move Humanity Forward.

Don Pageler’s USS Liberty LOVE Story is:

Dedicated to Eva Pageler and the USS Liberty’s Captain William Loren McGonagle and Lieutenant Richard Kiepfer, MD

All proceeds for this book will be donated to the USS Liberty Veterans Association in Honor of the following thirty-four USS Liberty causalities of Israel’s Six Day War:

LCDR Philip McCutcheon Armstrong, Jr., USN
Mortally wounded near the bridge attempting to extinguish large fire. Died about 4 hours later in battle dressing station

LT James Cecil Pierce, USN
Died in Naval Security Group (intelligence) Department spaces
while destroying registered publications

LT Stephen Spencer Toth, USN
Died 01 or 02 level, port side, of rocket fire

CT3 William Bernard Allenbaugh, USN

SN Gary Ray Blanchard, USN
Died on operating table 0315 June 9, 1967

CT2 Allen Merle Blue, USNR-R
Died in Naval Security Group (intelligence) Department spaces

QM3 Francis Brown, USN
Died on bridge while operating the helm

CT2 Ronnie Jordon Campbell
Died in Naval Security Group (intelligence) Department spaces

CT2 Jerry Leroy Converse, USN
Died in Naval Security Group (intelligence) Department spaces

CT2 Robert Burton Eisenberg, USN
Died in Naval Security Group (intelligence) Department spaces

CT2 Jerry Lee Goss, USNR
Died in Naval Security Group (intelligence) Department spaces

CT1 Curtis Alan Graves
Died in Naval Security Group (intelligence) Department spaces

CTSN Lawrence Paul Hayden, USN
Died in Naval Security Group (intelligence) Department spaces

CT1 Warren Edward Hersey, USN
Died in Naval Security Group (intelligence) Department spaces

CT3 Alan (NMN) Higgins, USN

SN Carl Lewis Hoar, USN

CT2 Richard Walter Keene, Jr.
Died in Naval Security Group (intelligence) Department spaces

CTSN James Lee Lenau, USN
Died in Naval Security Group (intelligence) Department spaces
in forward typewriter repair shop

CTC Raymond Eugene Linn, USN
Died in Naval Security Group (intelligence) Department spaces

CT1 James Mahlon Lupton, USN
Died in Naval Security Group (intelligence) Department spaces

CT3 Duane Rowe Marggraf, USN
Died in Naval Security Group (intelligence) Department spaces

CTSN David Walter Marlborough, USN
Died in Naval Security Group (intelligence) Department spaces

CT2 Anthony Peter Mendle, USN
Died in Naval Security Group (intelligence) Department spaces

CTSN Carl Christian Nygren, USN
Died in Naval Security Group (intelligence) Department spaces

SGT Jack Lewis Raper, USMC
Died in Naval Security Group (intelligence) Department spaces

CPL Edward Emory Rehmeyer, III, USMC
Died in Naval Security Group (intelligence) Department spaces

ICFN David NMN Skolak, USN
Died in forward gun mount

CT1 John Caleb Smith, Jr., USN
Died in Naval Security Group (intelligence) Department spaces

CTC Melvin Douglas Smith, USN
Died in Naval Security Group (intelligence) Department spaces

PC2 John Clarence Spicher, USN
Hit with rocket on main deck, died receiving emergency aid

GMG3 Alexander Neil Thompson, Jr., USN
Died in forward gun mount

CT3 Thomas Ray Thornton, USN
Died in Naval Security Group (intelligence) Department spaces

CT3 Philippe Charles Tiedtke, USN
Died in Naval Security Group (intelligence) Department spaces

CT1 Frederick James Walton, USN
Died in Naval Security Group (intelligence) Department spaces

BACKGROUND Story for Don Pageler’s USS Liberty LOVE Story:  HERE

 

Eileen Fleming, Senior Non-Arab Correspondent for USA’s TADN writes

HERE

Eileen Fleming produced the UNCENSORED “30 Minutes with Vanunu” Mordechai, Israel’s nuclear whistleblower

Contact her HERE 

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Eileen Fleming

Senior Non-Arab Correspondent for TADN at The Arab Daily News
Senior Non-Arab Correspondent for The Arab Daily News
Producer "30 Minutes with Vanunu" who founded WeAreWideAwake.org in response to her first of 8 trips to both sides of The Wall in Palestine Israel.
In 2012, Eileen ran for US House of Representatives District 5, in Fl.
Read her FREE eBooks and more at:http://www.eileenfleming.org/
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