Reflections on New “Into the Lion’s Den” Exhibit by a “Lion’s Den” Participant
By Robert W. Cosgriff, CDR USN (Ret.)
The highlight of the Annual Meeting of the Naval Historical Foundation on 23 June, 2012 was the ribbon-cutting of a new exhibit, “Into the Lion’s Den,” covering the nighttime naval battle of Haiphong Harbor on 27 August, 1972. This exhibit had particular resonance for me, since I was serving as the CTF-75 Staff Cryptologist in USS Providence (CLG-6) during this classic surface-ship shore bombardment operation.
(read CDR Cosgriff’s account of the battle)