Swift Boat Sailors Memorial

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Bases

An Thoi Base.jpg

Training for Swift Boats began in 1965 at the Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado, CA.  In the first year, some of the men went next to the US Naval Base in Subic Bay, Philippines to ready the Swift Boats for service.  The remaining men went on to Vietnam.  After arriving in Vietnam, the men dispersed to one of the following bases:  An Thoi, Cam Ranh Bay, Cat Lo, Chu Lai, DaNang or Qui Nhon.

 

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Printed Documents

1st Cav Troops Come Aboard.pdf

This exhibit contains printed information pertaining to Swift Boat Sailors and their service in the Vietnam War.  The information includes comic strips, Cruise Books (similar to a high school yearbook), letters from home/written home, maps and charts, miscellaneous documents (including leaflets and day passes), newspaper articles from Stars & Stripes, and personal stories told by Swift Boat Sailors. 

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