USS Liberty Oak Tree

On May 1, 2004, the old cork oak tree at the Coachella Valley Museum and Cultural Center in Coachella Valley, California, was dedicated as "The USS Liberty Tree" in honor of Navy Capt. William L. McGonagle, the crew of the USS Liberty, all Korean War veterans and all valley residents now serving in the armed forces.

This project was sponsored by Coachella Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars, with the support of the USS Liberty Veterans Association and local survivor Don Pageler.

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Jim Ennes and Joe Meadors

USS Liberty