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

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


Swift Boat Service in the Vietnam War


Frederick Armbruster, Sr. ended his 3 year Naval career assisting Swift Boat crews in various ways. The following collection consists of 5 photographs likely taken by Charles Eggelston, JO3, Naval Journalist.


Charlie Eggleston, JO3


Swift Boat Sailors Memorial


Circa 1967


Frederick Armbruster, Sr. & Suzanne Edwards Irvin


Photographs in this collection were taken by a photographer working for the U.S. Government in an official capacity. Work by the U.S. Government is not eligible for copyright protection (see page 5 of the Copyright Office’s Circular 1, “Copyright Basics”). Please contact Mr. Armbruster if interested in the contents of the photograph. Contact information: Name: Fred Armbruster, Jr., Email address:

Collection Items

Charlie Eggleston, JO3, [Journalist] receiving Navy Commendation Medal from Rear Admiral Ward. Charlie Eggleston joined the United Press International (UPI) as a photographer in Vietnam in 1966. Previously, he received two Bronze Stars for Valor,…

Swift Boats, including PCF 9, alongside APL-55 (Barracks Craft) in An Thoi. On June 10, 1966, PCF Division 101 moved the base from tent camps to afloat APL-55.

Official Navy photograph showcasing PCFs 9, 10, 11 & 12 as they race across the harbor after being unloaded from the U.S.S. Catamount just offshore of Phu Quoc. They arrived on Christmas Eve December 24, 1965 at their new home in An Thoi.

PT (Patrol Torpedo) Boat

Photograph of Frederick Armbruster, Sr. on board PCF 25, possibly in Cat Lo. It appears they are transporting prisoners.
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