Swift Boat Sailors Memorial

Browse Collections (17 total)

Anthony R. Taylor, LTJG '66-'67

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Taylor’s collection consists of various propaganda leaflets, safe conduct passes and other printed material a Swift Boat Sailor would rely upon in…

Contributors: Anthony R. Taylor & Suzanne Edwards Irvin

Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2 '68-'69

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Skuce's collection consists of images and video of time served at Swift Boat Base Cat Lo and An Thoi during the summer of 1968.

Contributors: Darryl S. Skuce & Suzanne Edwards Irvin

David D. Hansen, EN2 '68-'69


Hansen's collection consists of just a fraction of the images he took while serving aboard Swift Boats. It is believed Mr. Hansen has the largest…

Contributors: David D. Hansen & Suzanne Edwards Irvin

Fred R. Read, Jr., RM3 '65-'66

Fred Read RM3 65-66 The Beginning.pdf

Read’s collection consists of photographs from An Thoi, Da Nang and Chu Lai. There is also a picture of Tommy Hill (KIA) and Al Naugh, both from…

Contributors: Fred R. Read, Jr. & Suzanne Edwards Irvin

Frederick Armbruster, Sr., Yeoman 2nd Class '67

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Frederick Armbruster, Sr. ended his 3 year Naval career assisting Swift Boat crews in various ways. The following collection consists of 5…

Contributors: Frederick Armbruster, Sr. & Suzanne Edwards Irvin

Gerald "Jerry" Cook, PH1 (Photographer's Mate First Class)


Gerald "Jerry" Cook grew up in Tucson, AZ and while attending Salpointe High School in 1959, he made the decision to pursue a military career in the…

Contributors: Swift Boat Sailors Association & Suzanne Edwards Irvin

Irvin Turnbull, RM2 '66-'67


Turnbull's collection consists of a 150+ page history of his service, particularly as a Swift Boat Sailor, in the Vietnam War. This history started…

Contributors: Irvin Turnbull & Suzanne Edwards Irvin

Jack Batcheller, GMG3 '68-'69


Contributors: Jack Batcheller & Suzanne Edwards Irvin

James W. Steffes, EN1 '68-'69

Steffe's collection consists of an audio tape taken by a Coastguardsman in CIC aboard USCG Campbell (W-32) shortly after PCF-19 went down.

Contributors: James W. Steffes & Suzanne Edwards Irvin

Larry A. Irwin, LTJG '66-'67

An Thoi Vietnam - a selection of notes on Swift Boat activities Larry Irwin.pdf

Irwin’s collection consists mostly of photographs pertaining to PCF 10, while stationed in An Thoi and on patrol. There are also images of…

Contributors: Larry A. Irwin & Suzanne Edwards Irvin