Defense Department News Briefing

Admiral Frank Kelso met with reporters to announce the Navy’s apology for suggesting that sailor Clayton Hartwig set off an explosion aboard the… read more

Admiral Frank Kelso met with reporters to announce the Navy’s apology for suggesting that sailor Clayton Hartwig set off an explosion aboard the U.S.S. Iowa in 1989. That explosion killed 47 sailors, and a preliminary investigation concluded that the explosion most probably was due to an intentional act by Hartwig, who was a gunner’s mate. A second probe concluded that the exact cause of the explosion could not be determined. close

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Defense Department News Briefing

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Program ID:
22104-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Briefing
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 17, 1991 | 10:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Oct 17, 1991 | 10:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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