Bob Scarborough, USS Liberty hero, RIP

Bob Scarborough, USS Liberty hero, RIP

Bob Scarborough was a courageous and committed survivor of Israel’s June 8,1967 attempt to sink his ship. This ruthless, criminal attack on a U.S. Navy ship killed 34 of his shipmates and injured Scarborough and 173 additional members of the crew 

Scarborough was a key member of the USS Liberty Veterans Association, and was part of the effort to overcome the long coverup that has been perpetrated by Israel, the U.S. government, and the media

In 2021 Scarborough described his traumatic experience in an interview for the If Americans Knew documentary of crew members’ testimonies, Justice for Liberty

He and his shipmates were also featured in ads on hundreds of radio and television ads around the U.S, including on Tucker Carlson Tonight and The Five (the most-watched TV news programs in the United States), as well as on YouTube (see video below)

Despite this – and despite the fact that this is one of the most decorated crews in U.S. Naval history – the coverup has continued, Israel partisans continue to claim that mentioning the Liberty is ‘antisemitic,’ and Scarborough died without seeing justice

We are eternally saddened at his passing

Read the following notice of his death and see his video testimony below it:


Robert Allen (Bob) Scarborough, Sr.

April 24, 1946 ~ July 3, 2023 (age 77)

reposted from this site

Robert Allen (Bob) Scarborough, Sr. passed away on Monday, July 3, 2023.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 8, 2023 at 11:00am in the chapel of McMullen Funeral Home and Crematory. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will take at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at 1:00pm

Bob was born on March 24, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the son of the late Thomas Harold Scarborough, Sr. and the late Martha Mooney Scarborough. He was a graduate of Anderson High School.

Bob served in the US Navy from 1966 until 1970. He served aboard the USS Liberty as a Cryptologist and was a Purple Heart recipient.

Bob had a 47 year career in the Motion Picture Industry. He began his career at Universal Pictures in film distribution in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a member of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), where he served as President in Dallas, Texas while working for Carmike Cinemas. In 2016 he retired as a Senior Film Buyer, after 34 years of service to Carmike Cinemas in Columbus, Georgia.

Bob was active in many charitable organizations that he was passionate about including: The Disabled American Veterans Association, where he was a lifetime member and served as Sr. Vice Commander of Columbus, Georgia Chapter 7. Additionally, He was a member of Variety, The Children’s Charity of Georgia where he served on the Board of Directors. Bob was also a member of the USS Liberty Veterans Association, where he served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer.

He was an avid guitar player, fisherman, and golfer, in addition to being an original member of the Maple Ridge Golf Club. Bob also enjoyed vacationing in the mountains of North Carolina and West Virginia.

Survivors include his spouse Peggy M Scarborough, children Robert Jr. (Jenny), Alison (Richard) Grandchildren; Ty, Blake, Konrad, and Kiernan. Additionally, he is survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Thomas Jr., Ronald, and his parents Thomas Sr., Martha and his beloved dog Max.

The family would like to extend gratitude and thanks to the many wonderful staff at Columbus Hospice of Georgia & Alabama.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to USS Liberty Veterans Association , Disabled American Veterans Chapter 7 – Columbus, GA or Variety The Children’s Charity of Georgia.

A slideshow about him is here.

Justice for Liberty introduction:

Scarborough’s personal testimony about the attack, being torpedoed, the coverup, and what he hoped Americans would do:

(Interruptions and short segments where he mentions things he himself did not see have been removed so that his testimony centers on his own firsthand experience. The men he mentions who were killed – Tommy Thornton and Bob Eisenberg – can be seen here and here. His description of the attack starts at about 3 minutes into the video.)


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