- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Crew members from the USS Pueblo are holding a reunion in Colorado more than 46 years after the spy ship was seized by North Korea.

The Pueblo Chieftain reported Wednesday (https://tinyurl.com/qzn4sf8 ) more than 20 former crewmen attended the unveiling of a painting of their ship at a city auditorium in Pueblo, the town that gave the vessel its name.

The reunion runs through Saturday.

North Korean patrol boats attacked and captured the ship on Jan. 23, 1968, when it was cruising unescorted off the North Korean coast.

One sailor was killed and 82 others were captured. They were held for 11 months, beaten and interrogated, and eventually released in an agreement between the U.S. and North Korea.

North Korea still holds the ship.

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Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, https://www.chieftain.com

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