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Congressman Scott Tipton

Representing the 3rd District of Colorado

Tipton Reintroduces Resolution to Honor Crew of USS Pueblo

July 10, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) reintroduced a resolution honoring the more than 80 crewmembers of the USS Pueblo, a U.S. Navy ship captured by the North Korean government during the Cold War.

“The USS Pueblo has been used as a propaganda tool by the North Koreans for over 50 years now, and it’s well past time for the ship to be returned home,” said Tipton. “The surviving crew lived through almost a year of captivity for the ship’s wrongful seizure by the North Korean government, and it would be a great show of good will for the ship to be returned as our two nations continue discussing denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”

Background:

The USS Pueblo was captured by the North Korean government in 1968 and Petty Officer Duane Hodges was killed, and the remaining crew was held in captivity for 11 months. While the surviving crew was eventually released, the Pueblo has remained moored in the Pot'ong River and remains the only U.S. Navy commissioned vessel to be held in captivity.

The full text of the resolution is available here.