Remembering those who lost their lives in Israel's attack on the USS Liberty

Stephen Spencer Toth, September 12, 1939 - June 8, 1967

STEPHEN SPENCER TOTH  12 September 1939 -- 8 June 1967 Stephen Spencer Toth, September 12, 1939 - 8 June 1967

LT Stephen Spencer Toth, USN, 669613/1100
Born 12 September 1939, San Diego, California
Active duty since 5 June 1963
US Naval Academy, Annapolis, Class of 1963
Wife: Regina Chermont Toth, US Mission to Brazil
Avenida Morambi 3819, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Parents: Capt. & Mrs. Joseph C. Toth, USN, Virginia Beach, VA
Father: deceased - died about 1968.
Died 01 or 02 level, port side, of rocket fire
Received Silver Star for heroism during battle
Memorial display, Hall of Heroes, US Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland
Buried: U. S. Naval Academy Cemetery, Annapolis, Maryland

Silver Star

Lieutenant Stephen Spencer Toth Intelligence Officer, was on the starboard wing of the flying bridge, 04 level, when the first strafing attack occurred. It became a vital matter to quickly establish the national identity of the aircraft that had initiated the vicious attack in order to inform higher authority. With complete disregard for his own personal safety he fearlessly exposed himself to overwhelmingly accurate rocket and machine gun fire to obtain this data. While engaged in this task a violent explosion on the starboard side of the bridge inflicted fatal injuries . . . "

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Additional Resources

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Findings of the Independent Commission of Inquiry

Affidavit – Counsel to the U.S. Navy Court of Inquiry’s investigation

Book – Assault on the Liberty

Book – Body of Secrets : Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency

Documentary – Dead in the Water


USS Liberty Memorial Website

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