What veteran military reporter Ed Offley has found out decades later is that the Navy already knew the Scorpion’s fate on that morning but hid the facts from family members, the press, and the public. To this day, family members and the public remain in the dark about what one American admiral has called “one of the greatest unsolved sea mysteries of our era.”
Ed Offley is a Military Reporter for The News Herald in Panama City, Florida. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia (’69) and served in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam. His new book is Scorpion DownÃ¢â‚¬â€Sunk by the Soviets, Buried by the Pentagon: The Untold Story of the USS Scorpion.