NPR logo

Obit: 'Pete' Bucher, Captain of Captured U.S.S. Pueblo

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1626440/1626441" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Obit: 'Pete' Bucher, Captain of Captured U.S.S. Pueblo

Obit: 'Pete' Bucher, Captain of Captured U.S.S. Pueblo

Obit: 'Pete' Bucher, Captain of Captured U.S.S. Pueblo

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1626440/1626441" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

We remember Navy skipper Lloyd "Pete" Bucher, who helped his crew survive nearly a year of torture in North Korea in 1968. Bucher died Thursday in California at the age of 76. His ship, the U.S.S. Pueblo, was attacked and captured by North Korea. Questions about Bucher's confession while in captivity were raised afterwards, but his crew supported him.