Daily Archive: August 5, 2020

USS Maddox - Gulf Of Tonkin

August 5, 1964 – A Destroyer Named Maddox- Day After Tonkin – The Fog Of War – The Crossing Of Signals –

August 5, 1964 – A day with more questions than answers – On August 2, 1964, the destroyer USS Maddox, while performing a signals intelligence patrol as part of DESOTO operations, was approached by three North Vietnamese Navy torpedo boats of the 135th Torpedo Squadron. Maddox fired three warning shots,...