(Jan. 25) – The Colorado House recognized the USS Pueblo today during its Military Appreciation Day.
House Joint Resolution 1008, sponsored by Rep. Leroy Garcia (D-Pueblo), recognizes the bravery and sacrifice of the crew of the USS Pueblo when it was attacked and captured by North Korean forces in 1968, and designates Jan. 23 each year as “USS Pueblo Day” as a day to remember and honor this brave crew.
Rep. Garcia said he was honored to sponsor the resolution.
“This day means so much to me as a Marine myself, and I feel humbled as a veteran and a Pueblo resident to be able to recognize the USS Pueblo on Military Appreciation Day,” Garcia said. “I am so happy the General Assembly is taking the time to recognize our men and women in uniform and recognize the sacrifice and bravery of those on the USS Pueblo 45 years ago.”
The resolution, also co-sponsored by Sens. Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) and Larry Crowder (R-Alamosa) and Rep. Clarice Navarro (R-Pueblo West), also renews the call for the return of the USS Pueblo to the people of the United States.