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NH 97897 Gulf of Tonkin Incident, August 1964

Photo #: NH 97897  Gulf of Tonkin Incident, August 1964
Title: Gulf of Tonkin Incident, August 1964
Description: Lieutenant Commander Dempster M. Jackson, USN, Executive officer of USS Maddox (DD-731), kneels next to the hole made by the machine gun bullet that hit his ship's Mk.56 director pedestal during the engagement between Maddox and three North Vietnamese motor torpedo boats on 2 August 1964. The bullet is lodged in the hole. Taken by a USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14) photographer on 10 August 1964. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
Catalog #: NH 97897
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