SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A Sarasota man who spent 11 months in captivity in North Korea wants to bring his Navy ship back to the U.S. from behind enemy lines.
Richard Rogala served aboard the USS Pueblo when it was captured in 1968. He was released, but the Pueblo wasn't — it's still in North Korea.
Rogala is part of a group of Pueblo veterans who want the ship to come home.
The Pueblo is still listed as a commissioned U.S. Navy vessel, the only one being held by a foreign nation.
The ship is expected to be unveiled this week as the centerpiece of a renovated war museum to commemorate what North Korea calls "Victory Day," the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended hostilities in the Korean War.