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William Loren McGonagle
Birth: Nov. 19, 1925
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA
Death: Mar. 3, 1999
Palm Springs
Riverside County
California, USA

Arab-Israeli War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Wichita, Kansas, he served as a US Navy Commander, in command of the technical research ship USS Liberty (AGTR-5). On June 8, 1967, while sailing in in international waters, off the Sinai Peninsula, Mediterranean Sea, the USS Liberty was attacked without warning by Israeli jet fighter aircraft and motor torpedo boats. Badly wounded in the attack, Commnader McGonagle remained at his battle station and continued to exercise firm command of his ship. For more than 17 hours, he maneuvered his ship, directed its defense, supervised the control of flooding, fire and saw to the care of the casualties. For most conspicuous gallantry, he was promoted Captain and awarded the Medal of Honor. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 34, Lot 208 map grid U/V 11
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Record added: Apr 08, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 21178
William Loren McGonagle
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Rest In Peace, Captain.
- Bill Q
 Added: Jun. 8, 2016
49 years ago today. Your bravery cannot be forgotten. Your command presence in the face of extreme danger most likely saved countless lives that day. You will always be remembered and we are getting the real truth out about the incident. God bless you.
- Jdrhook
 Added: Jun. 8, 2016

- George Bacon
 Added: May. 9, 2016
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