BUCHER: MY STORY

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"BUCHER: MY STORY” By Commander Lloyd M. Bucher, USN, with Mark Rascovich. Before taking command of the USS Pueblo (AKL-44) Commander Bucher served in the submarine service. Here at last, the man who stood at the center of the most incredible events in the history of the U.S. Navy, tells the story of the capture of the USS Pueblo and her crew by the North Koreans in 1968. Despite the fact his vessel was operating in international waters, the Pueblo came under attack by North Korean naval forces. The North Koreans boarded the ship and took her to the port at Wonsan. For the next 11 months, Commander Bucher and his crew were held as POWs by the North Koreans, and were starved and tortured during this time. Bucher, was tortured and put through a mock firing squad in an effort to make him confess. Eventually the Koreans threatened to execute his men in front of him, and Bucher relented. In December 1968 the North Korean government decided to release the 82 remaining crew members. Told with rare honesty and candor, the book is a revealing portrait of a man whose quiet courage sustained him and his crew through an ordeal few naval officers before him have had to face. 1970 first edition Hardback with dust jacket. 447 pages, 53 black and white photos, 4 diagrams. Appendix and glossary, no index. Complete USS Pueblo crew roster. Large maps inside front and back covers. Dust jacket shows much wear, but still intact.

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