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The USS Lloyd Thomas DD764 made all the newspapers on April 7, 1972.

"Scores of US warplanes and several destroyers pounded targets inside North Vietnam Friday, carrying into a second day the biggest air and naval onslaught since the 1968 bombing halt.

Countering enemy ground offensives on three fronts, waves of other bombers and destroyers raked North Vietnamese positions in the northern sector of South Vietnam, and the US 7th Fleet announced that one of it's ships had been hit.

Spokesmen said the destroyer Lloyd Thomas was hit by enemy artillery and automatic weapons fire while it was shelling North Vietnamese targets just below the demilitarized zone. Three Americans were wounded and the ship sustained light damage, the Navy said. It remained on the firing line."