“As Far As We Can Tell”
As real-time information flowed in to the Pentagon from the Maddox and the Turner Joy, the story became more and more confused. Admiral U.S. Grant "Oley" Sharp, commander of the Pacific Fleet, fed reports to Washington as soon as he received them. In this phone call, Sharp briefed Air Force General David Burchinal, of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on the latest information. This telephone call was recorded at the National Military Command Center at the Pentagon.
Date: Aug 04, 1964
Participants: Admiral U.S. Grant Sharp, General David Burchinal
Conversation Number: NMCC Tapes, VN01.10