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USS Forrestal sailors call home, 1967
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: April 10, 2019
Russ Havourd ©Stars and Stripes
Subic Bay, Philippines, July, 1967: Having endured a hellish experience off hte coast of Vietnam in which 134 of their fellow crew members were killed and another 161 injured, USS Forrestal sailors line up to call home and reassure worried relatives after the fire-ravaged ship's arrival at Subic Naval Base. An inquiry later pointed to a faulty Zuni rocket on a Phantom jet as the cause of the fatal chain reaction of events on the carrier.