Mike Mclaughlin

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Mike McLaughlin and his wife live in Winthrop, Massachusetts. They are deeply grateful to the members of the U.S.S. Maddox Association for all their assistance in writing this article, especially Ken and Lily Chestnut. Readers wishing to know more about the Maddox can get in touch with the U.S. Naval Institute’s History Department in Annapolis, Maryland, for contact information.

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February/March 2004

Forty years ago the USS Maddox fought the first battle of America’s longest war. How it happened—and even if it happened—are still fiercely debated.