Navy Vet Honored, Foiled Israeli Attack
What's the difference between murder and massacre?
The answer is Terry Halbardier, whose bravery and ingenuity as a
23-year-old Navy seaman spelled the difference between the murder of 34
of the USS Liberty crew and the intended massacre of all 294.
date was June 8, 1967; and for the families of the 34 murdered and for
the Liberty's survivors and their families, it is a "date which will
live in infamy" -- like the date of an earlier surprise attack on the