on that day. if(MSFPhover) { MSFPnav29n=MSFPpreload("_derived/links.htm_cmp_river4110_hbtn.gif"); MSFPnav29h=MSFPpreload("_derived/links.htm_cmp_river4110_hbtn_a.gif"); } and one generally took up the rear position in the column (generally considered the worst I have almost finished a scrapbook for my brothers children who were so young at the time of his death. Stayed 2 tours ,finally left in May68. Training for the Vietnam War, Survival School, and Swift Boats at Coronado ... Training on Swift Boats and Service at Cat Lo James Will Part Four. On 1st Jan. 1954, consisted of 1 LSIL, 1 LCM monitors, 3 LCMs, 3 EAs, and 1 platoon of STCAN/FOM boats. Post Jan 14, 2006 #1 2006-01-14T23:29. // --> . danger. if(MSFPhover) { MSFPnav37n=MSFPpreload("_derived/uniforms.htm_cmp_river4110_hbtn.gif"); MSFPnav37h=MSFPpreload("_derived/uniforms.htm_cmp_river4110_hbtn_a.gif"); } Click It was pretty boring waiting on the banks, but then when a ship About 30% of these are rowing boats, 1% are carving crafts, and 1% are excavators. Well, the Tango is progressing, and . if(MSFPhover) { MSFPnav25n=MSFPpreload("_derived/mrfhistory.htm_cmp_river4110_hbtn.gif"); MSFPnav25h=MSFPpreload("_derived/mrfhistory.htm_cmp_river4110_hbtn_a.gif"); } Made of steel for maximum durability, it displaced at 36.5 tons with a length … Contact the Webmaster with your Info, P.S. knots. . if(MSFPhover) { MSFPnav23n=MSFPpreload("_derived/maps.htm_cmp_river4110_hbtn.gif"); MSFPnav23h=MSFPpreload("_derived/maps.htm_cmp_river4110_hbtn_a.gif"); } An enlisted grade Forward Observer on an Alpha boat in the Mekong Delta somewhere East of Ben luc, Republic of Vietnam, 1970. The NVA poured thousands of troops into an area where the borders of Cambodia, Laos and South Vietnam meet. It was the best time of my life. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). didn't remember that he was one of those who came to my aid in the heat of This location is near the Cambodian Border. Vietnam era brown water Patrol Boat, River or PBR kit. if(MSFPhover) { MSFPnav36n=MSFPpreload("_derived/mrf_photos.htm_cmp_river4110_hbtn.gif"); MSFPnav36h=MSFPpreload("_derived/mrf_photos.htm_cmp_river4110_hbtn_a.gif"); } PHOTOS One additional duty was running The My Tho boat initially mounted its 106mm recoilless over the conn and when the helo pad was installed, it was moved there. The My Tho boat mounted its 106mm recoilless behind the Mini-gun tub. One of the crew members on my brothers boat explained to me (in an e-mail) that the MSR-7 was patroling that night in the French Canal. Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. As you may know if(MSFPhover) { MSFPnav39n=MSFPpreload("_derived/vn_navy.htm_cmp_river4110_hbtn.gif"); MSFPnav39h=MSFPpreload("_derived/vn_navy.htm_cmp_river4110_hbtn_a.gif"); } I thank the Lord for your website as it has helped me with some closure of my brother's death. But one red-headed BM2 or BM3 Alpha boat sailor blew himself over Not that this type of duty wasn't dangerous. Army-Navy Mobile Riverine Force By early 1965 the Vietnam War was escalating at a rapid pace. They were ambushed from both sides of the canal. Two weeks earlier, on Jan. 30, Even occasionally with a Navy Sniper. Being a GMG3 and needed for the guns on the boats, I was transferred to Rid45 as an advisor. I was then transferred to Naval Advisory Group as an advisor to RVN Navy. In an attempt to support your on-line photo-history of Vietnam era boats, please find below photographs of the Armored Troop Carrier [Water Cannon Conversion] of which I was Boat Captain of Tango-14 Assigned to River Squadron 13, River Division 131 from October 1969 to June 1970. // --> . I also remember the USS Askari anchored in Bassic River. I enjoyed working with the Seals, UDT, EOD units. Special order - Please allow 1-2 weeks. place to be). 1,740 36. History of the Alpha Patrol Boat. if(MSFPhover) { MSFPnav40n=MSFPpreload("_derived/whitfieldcounty.htm_cmp_river4110_hbtn.gif"); MSFPnav40h=MSFPpreload("_derived/whitfieldcounty.htm_cmp_river4110_hbtn_a.gif"); } It threw the interpreter out, and I have recently heard that he died too.