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

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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

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David D. Hansen, EN2 '68-'69

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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

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

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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 PCF…

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

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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

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

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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

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Irvin Turnbull, RM2 '66-'67

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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

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Jack Batcheller, GMG3 '68-'69

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Contributors: Jack Batcheller & Suzanne Edwards Irvin

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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

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Larry A. Irwin, LTJG '66-'67

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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

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Laurence S. Rosato, BM2 '70

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Rosato’s collection consists of various photos, including crew members and “Grizzly”, a mascot for one of the Swift Boats. These images are from…

Contributors: Laurence S. Rosato & Suzanne Edwards Irvin

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Michael C. Burton, LTJG 66-67

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Burton’s collection consists of images from when he was OIC of Crew 109. His crew did one month in the Philippines breaking in new boats and then…

Contributors: Michael C. Burton & Suzanne Edwards Irvin

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Roger LeMaster, ETN2 '67

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Roger LeMaster, ETN-2 took these pictures while he was assigned to the YR-71, a part of the U.S. Naval Support activity in Da Nang during 1967. His…

Contributors: Roger LeMaster & Suzanne Edwards Irvin

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Sonny Barber, CAPT, USNR-ret

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Barber’s collection consists of images showing PCF 78 in support of MEDCAP (Medical Civic Action Patrol), PCF 101 (hit by enemy recoilless rifle fire…

Contributors: Sonny Barber & Suzanne Edwards Irvin

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Stars & Stripes

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This collection contains almost 100 articles regarding Swift Boat Sailors and Swift Boat history from the Stars and Stripes, an American newspaper…

Contributors: Stars and Stripes & Suzanne Edwards Irvin

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Terry Boone, RD2 '68-'69

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Boone's collection consists of photographs and Cruise Book from his time of service in Qui Nohn, 1968-1969, in the Vietnam War.

Contributors: Terry Boone & Suzanne Edwards Irvin

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Weymouth D. Symmes, Jr., RD2 '68-'70

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Symmes’ collection consists mostly of images depicting RADM Roy F. Hoffmann. These images were part of “This is Latch: The Story of Rear Admiral…

Contributors: Weymouth D. Symmes, Jr. & Suzanne Edwards Irvin

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