42 years ago today, a massive fire onboard the USS Forrestal erupted during strike operations on Yankee Station off the coast of Vietnam. The fire nearly claimed the ship, but due to the bravery and heroism of her crew, the ship was spared and lived to fight for many more years.
134 brave American men lost their lives that day. They laid their lives on the alter of freedom and saved the lives of their fellow shipmates. Here's to remembering them and their selfless sacrifice.