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By Eileen Fleming
In order to commemorate the thirty-four men who died onboard the USS Liberty 8 June 1967, preserve the memory of the LBJ Administration’s cover-up of Israel’s attack on America’s then premier spy-ship, to inspire others with post traumatic stress to learn from co-writer Donald Pageler, a USS Liberty survivor of The Six Day War how he learned to treat his PTS so as to live a life of fulfillment with equanimity; a USS Liberty LOVE Story has been published as a FREE download.
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Published at InkTip and FilmFreeway are two scripts by this reporter:
That script is available to contests and produces with account access, but not to the public.
However a USS Liberty Love Story at FilmFreeway was published as a FREE download to coincide with Memorial Day because the script concludes with a scroll honoring the thirty-four men by name and where they died onboard the USS Liberty on 8 June 1967.
The USS Liberty was a converted World War II cargo ship that had been transformed into America’s premier spy-ship by 1967.
On the morning of 8 June 1967, the USS Liberty was navigating in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea.
A few hours later, thirty-four Americans were dead and over 170 physically wounded onboard Liberty, which endured over 3,000 machine gun hits, a 40-foot hole in her starboard side from the torpedo explosion, most of her vital equipment was destroyed, a quarter of the ship flooded, and her captain severely wounded.
A few hours after the attack on the USS Liberty, the Israeli government apologized that they had “erroneously attacked” the Liberty but the USA cover-up had already begun.
The survivor’s post-traumatic stress/PTS has been exacerbated by the ongoing USA government cover-up despite many petitions and persistent pleas from the USS Liberty Veterans Association and grass roots efforts.
This script was made possible due to Co-writer Donald Pageler sharing his life story and ‘treatment’ for PTS; and Eileen Fleming’s twelve years of research, and interviews with many of the few remaining USS Liberty survivors of the Six Day War.
Read the script HERE
That film was created to commemorate the 50th reunion of the USS Liberty Veterans and in pursuit of establishing June 8 to be known as USS Liberty Remembrance Day in the hearts and minds of Americans.
Eileen Fleming, senior non-Arab correspondent writes for TADN
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