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USS Stark Final Correction

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Submitted by Michael Fitzgerald (United States), Nov 25, 2005 at 21:01

I was aboard the USS Stark for 5 years, including the night of May 17, 1987, and I will tell you all that it was indeed an accident. The pilot who fired the two Exocet missiles thought we were an Iranian ship, and Iraq DID make restitution to the tune of some 35 million dollars. Any talk of our playing some role in their war, such as supplying intelligence is nonsense.

It was a shot in the dark and an anomaly of history.

M.K Fitzgerald
(formerly QM2)
USS Stark from 9/85 to 9/90
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