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  • Goodbye to a hero (Cmdr. Lloyd "Pete" Bucher)

    02/05/2004 9:54:49 PM PST · by kattracks · 5 replies · 334+ views ^ | 2/06/04 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "The United States won the Cold War without ever firing a shot." It's a claim I've never understood. Though our victory was secured without a cataclysmic nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union, it took a terrible toll on American lives, limbs and treasure. From battlefields in Korea, Vietnam, Central America and the Middle East -- and in the shadowy world of espionage -- the Cold War was only "cold" to those who didn't fight in it. Last week, Cmdr. Lloyd "Pete" Bucher, USN, one of the most courageous of those "Cold Warriors," passed from this veil of...
  • Lloyd 'Pete' Bucher, commander of USS Pueblo, age 76, Laid to Rest in San Diego today - Feb 3, 2004

    01/29/2004 3:45:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 75 replies · 1,285+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 1/29/04 | Seth Hettena - AP
    <p>SAN DIEGO - Former Navy Cmdr. Lloyd "Pete" Bucher, who was commander of the USS Pueblo when the spy ship was captured by North Korea in 1968 and helped his crew survive nearly a year of abuse in captivity only to nearly face a court-martial, has died. He was 76.</p>