Defense: Yep, We Were There

Mrs. Joseph Kress, 44, a proud Navy mother in Dubuque, Iowa, walked into the Dubuque Telegraph-Herald newsroom with a little item for the paper's servicemen's column. She had a letter from her son, James J. Kress, 20, a fireman aboard the U.S. destroyer Richard S. Edwards, and she wanted Jimmy's friends to know where he was. The letter began: "Dear Mom and Dad: In case you haven't heard the names of those destroyers that were attacked in the Tonkin Gulf last Friday night, they were the R. S. Edwards and the Morton. Yep, we were there, all right."

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