former Commanding Officer of USS Pueblo (AGER-2) Receives the Purple Heart medal for injuries he received while he was a prisoner of the North Koreans, in ceremonies held in 1969, shortly after he and his crew were released. Pueblo and her crew were captured off Wonsan, North Korea, on 23 January 1968. The crew were released on 23 December 1969. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.