Monday, August 23, 2004
web site, he (aboard the Gridley, to which he was assigned) returned to the United States from Vietnam on "June 6, 1968 the day after Senator Robert F. Kennedy is killed in Los Angeles". While there's no mention of this being 'seared' into his memory, it did make it into a Globe story written by Michael Kranish, "his ship returned to its Long Beach, Calif., port on June 6, 1968, the day that Robert F. Kennedy died".
Very touching. How then to account for the fact that according to the USS Gridley web site, and this site , the ship returned to "Long Beach 8 June to prepare for future action"?
UPDATE: This site makes mention that Kerry was still at sea at that time. The official Kerry site claims "Kerry arrives in Long Beach the day after Senator Robert F. Kennedy is killed in Los Angeles". So what is it????